Marathon http://nhpr.org en The Run Free Marathon: Victory Without the Sweat http://nhpr.org/post/run-free-marathon-victory-without-sweat <p>Running a marathon is a serious commitment, which is likely why those training for one may talk about little else. If you aren’t an avid runner, odds are you’ve seen pictures of friends or family running them; Twitter and Facebook feeds are commonly scattered with captions broadcasting personal best times and training tips. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:51:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17119 at http://nhpr.org The Run Free Marathon: Victory Without the Sweat Supporters Cheer For Guor Marial In Olympic Marathon http://nhpr.org/post/supporters-cheer-guor-marial-olympic-marathon <p>A Concord movie theater turned on a projector before dawn yesterday to show live footage of former resident Guor Marial running in the Olympics. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:26:47 +0000 Michael Samuels 10711 at http://nhpr.org South Sudanese/Granite State Phenom's Story Spreads Far and Wide http://nhpr.org/post/south-sudanesegranite-state-phenoms-story-spreads-far-and-wide <p>Guor Marial is a South Sudanese refugee who spent his high school years in <a href="http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/life-on-the-run">Concord</a>. He has now qualified to run the Olympic marathon.</p><p>In the past few weeks he&rsquo;s had a lot of press: <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/story/2012-07-26/London-Olympics-Mike-Lopresti-Guor-Marial/56522722/1">Time Magazine</a>, <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/23/south-sudan-refugee-independent-olympic">the Guardian</a>, <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-la-la-sp-on-guor-marial-olympics-20120721,0,7071095.story">The Chicago Tribune</a>, the Associated Press, and too many other publications to name&nbsp;have run profiles on him. Marial&rsquo;s story has spread so far because it&rsquo;s basically the perfect Olympic story. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 9663 at http://nhpr.org South Sudanese/Granite State Phenom's Story Spreads Far and Wide