52 Runners. 26 Teams. One goal: Complete your first marathon

Welcome to the home of Saucony 26 Strong. It’s here that we’ll follow the journeys of 26 teams from across the country as they train for a fall marathon.

The Saucony 26 Strong project will pair experienced marathoners (“vets”) with first-timers (“cadets”) as they both train to achieve their marathon goals. Although running is an individual sport, these runners will exemplify how we are stronger as teams than alone.

Follow Their Journey

26Strong Cam

26 Strong Team 2 Ep. 2 presented by Saucony

Stories From the Road

Saucony 26 Strong team member Caroline Cook with Olympic marathoner Meb Keflezighi.
Saucony 26 Strong: Post-Marathon Plan
You’ve crossed the finish line, high-fived your support crew and uploaded the pictures to Facebook: Congratulations, you’ve finished Read More...
Chyanne Taylor
Saucony 26 Strong Finisher: Chyanne Taylor
Chyanne Taylor, of San Clemente, Calif., started running as a sophomore in high school, when her boyfriend (now husband) left for boot camp Read More...
David Wilson
Saucony 26 Strong Finisher: David Wilson
David Wilson, 50, of Mission Viejo, Calif., has a job helping other people get fit as the director of parks and recreation for the city of Read More...
Saucony 26 Strong Finisher: Dale Arakawa
Dale Arakawa, 48, of Long Beach, Calif., and member of Team 1 completed his first marathon in Long Beach this month. Arakawa, along with Read More...

Meet 26 Strong:

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