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A Year After Devastating Tsunami, Japan Joins World Marathon Majors

The Tokyo Marathon has joined the World Marathon Majors, joining Boston, Chicago, New York, London and Berlin in the elite marathon series group. Each of the World Marathon Majors attracts an elite field of the top male and female distance runners in the world and boasts a $1 million prize pot to the winners. In accepting the honor, Tokyo race director Tad Hayano expressed sympathies for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York....

Physician, 67, Will Run New York City Marathon While Juggling

For most people, running a couple of miles is a major challenge, but for psychiatrist Jack Hirschowitz, that’s merely a walk in the park. On Nov. 4, Hirschowitz is seeking to become the oldest person to “joggle” a marathon by running the entire 26.2-mile New York City Marathon while juggling. Joggling has two rules: a runner must juggle at least three balls every step of the way, and if a ball drops, the runner has to return to that point and start again....