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New Jersey Marathon: Causes, Fitness, Competition Among Motivations

New Jersey Marathon: Causes, Fitness, Competition Among Motivations
BY JERRY MILANI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The reasons why they do it are as numerous and diverse as the thousands of runners who will line up at Monmouth Park on Sunday to compete in the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon, produced by Life Time –The Healthy Way of Life Company. From personal stories of overcoming diseases, to selfless supporting of a cause close to their hearts, to fitness or just plain wanting to run, competitors in the Marathon, Long Branch Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and ShapingNJ 5K at Monmouth Park shared some of their motivations as they prepared to hit the pavement at the Jersey Shore next weekend.

Several athletes discussed their stories tinged in tragedy but with messages of hope. Scott Fleming, 46, of Florham Park, is the captain of the Friendly Runners' “Return of the Elvii” team. A runner and triathlete since 2003, Fleming has competed in more than 30 marathons and triathlons, some – including the New Jersey Marathon – dressed up as Elvis along with friends. Fleming was diagnosed in June with a motor neuron disease called Progressive Muscular Atrophy, similar to ALS.

 

As the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in N.J. Get Closer, Amazing Possibilities Grow

As the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in N.J. Get Closer, Amazing Possibilities Grow
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The last year has seen its own set of drama - good and bad - in sport across The Garden State. From the excitement of The Super Bowl to the craziness sur...

A Look At NY Jets’ 2014 Schedule

A Look At NY Jets’ 2014 Schedule
BY CHUCK MARVEL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Coming off of a mediocre 8-8 campaign, the New York Jets set their sights on 2014. The NFL released its schedule on Wednesday night, including the time, location, a...

Athletic Director's Words Tarnish Rutgers' Reputation

Athletic Director's Words Tarnish Rutgers' Reputation
BY ALLIE STRICKLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Rutgers University may have made it into the Big Ten, but beneath that veneer of glory lays the ever-present struggle to maintain dignity and respect in athletic...

Athletic Hot Potato: N.J. Bill Aims to Stem High School Sports Transfer Concerns

Athletic Hot Potato: N.J. Bill Aims to Stem High School Sports Transfer Concerns
BY TOM HESTER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Assemblyman John Burzichelli yesterday announced he’ll be introducing legislation to ensure students attending a choice school d...

Most Popular Athlete in New Jersey Doesn’t Have Jersey Ties

Most Popular Athlete in New Jersey Doesn’t Have Jersey Ties
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

There have been a lot of notable athletes from New Jersey. Yogi Berra came from the state, along with a guy named Derek Jeter.

Even lesser known Brick native Jim Dowd be...

Larry Scott – The Passing of a Bodybuilding Legend

Larry Scott – The Passing of a Bodybuilding Legend
BY JOHN ESPOSITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Bodybuilding and weight training enthusiasts from across the globe were saddened recently to learn about the passing of legendary bodybuilder, Larry Sco...

Steve Weatherford Going to Prom

Steve Weatherford Going to Prom
BY JADE HAMMOND
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Much like an engagement proposal, a prom proposal says a lot about a person. Senior Lauren Delbert’s prom proposal tells the world that she is pretty courageous. Th...

5 Reasons to See Robby Andrews Run (FREE)

5 Reasons to See Robby Andrews Run (FREE)
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Manalapan High School graduate and elite runner Robby Andrews is returning to New Jersey.

While Andrews was at Manalapan, the 23-year old set U.S. high school indoor rec...

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