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26.2 Tips For Tackling Your Next Marathon

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 13, 2013
  • Updated Feb. 20, 2014 at 3:17 PM UTC

The marathon is a tall task, whether it’s your first time running 26.2 miles or your 50th. To equal each mile you’ll cover, here are top tips, smart suggestions and expert insights to help ensure you have the best possible race day.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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