running http://nhpr.org en Boston Marathon Bombings: Granite Staters Reflect http://nhpr.org/post/boston-marathon-bombings-granite-staters-reflect <p>On April fifteenth, two bombs exploded close to the finish line, of one of the world’s most prestigious races. Many from New Hampshire were running, cheering, or working at the event.&nbsp; We’re talking with a roundtable of Granite Staters about their memories and thoughts over the past year, and what’s changed.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:00:03 +0000 The Exchange 46609 at http://nhpr.org Boston Marathon Bombings: Granite Staters Reflect 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 Running From Zombies For a Good Cause http://nhpr.org/post/running-zombies-good-cause <p>Recently, the small town of New Boston, New Hampshire hosted an unusual&nbsp;5k race, <a href="http://shuttermugz.zenfolio.com/p800530656">in which runners were chased by zombies</a> or “walkers,” as they’re called in the popular comic book and&nbsp;TV series “The Walking Dead.” But fear not, all the gore was for a good cause, as independent producer Adam McCune found out when he sent us this audio postcard.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:45:03 +0000 Adam McCune 15309 at http://nhpr.org Running From Zombies For a Good Cause A Profile of Kathrine Switzer http://nhpr.org/post/profile-kathrine-switzer <p>NHPR's Keith Shields, sat down with Kathrine Switzer, the first woman 'officially' run the Boston Marathon and gives a profile of her and explains how it started a revolution in women's running and women's sports.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 14701 at http://nhpr.org A Profile of Kathrine Switzer I Choose To Run: When Politics and Athletes Intersect http://nhpr.org/post/i-choose-run-when-politics-and-athletes-intersect <p>This past weekend in New Hampshire was full of two things that NHPR's <strong>Keith Shields</strong> follows very closely: politics and marathons.</p><p>Shields is executive producer of The Exchange and a 27 time marathoner. He joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to – pardon the pun – run through the intersection of marathon culture and political culture, up to and including this election.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:31:41 +0000 Brady Carlson & Keith Shields 13951 at http://nhpr.org I Choose To Run: When Politics and Athletes Intersect NHPR's In-House Marathoner Weighs In On Olympic Track and Field http://nhpr.org/post/nhprs-house-marathoner-weighs-olympic-track-and-field <p>Millions of Americans have been following the Olympics in London, and NHPR staffers are no exception. But one of our colleagues is watching with a more seasoned eye &ndash; <strong>Keith Shields</strong> is executive producer of The Exchange, but he&rsquo;s also a 27-time marathoner who&#39;s currently training for an Iron Man triathlon in Quebec.</p><p>He tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the races he&#39;s been following, London&#39;s history in shaping the modern marathon, and whether athletes watch Olympic competition any differently than the rest of us.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 22:15:50 +0000 Brady Carlson & Keith Shields 10336 at http://nhpr.org NHPR's In-House Marathoner Weighs In On Olympic Track and Field