As a sprinter, Jimmia McCluskey has long been known for her quick starts. Now the Aberdeen High School alum is making a quick start in NCAA Division I track and field as a freshman at Temple University.
Within a year after an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan cost him his sight in September 2011, Navy Lt. Brad Snyder had won seven gold medals at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs as well as one silver and two gold medals at the Paralympics in London.
It has been 37 years since Bill Fornoff first hit the road in his running shoes. Now, he is retiring from the sport, reluctantly. There is no mandatory retirement age for runners of course, but at 70, he will be giving it up, somewhat ceremoniously on Thanksgiving Day.
As Catholic's Ellie Gonzalez staked out a lead in the Girls Elite race of the Spiked Shoe Invitational in September, she felt a familiar urge. She needed to throw up. So with a runner breathing down her neck, Gonzalez puked and kept going. Nausea and vomiting after intense competition are not out of the ordinary.
Equipped with a small gladiator shield, plastic sword and red cape, Beth Lewis, 48, said her daughter talked her into completing in the Tomato Run 5K at Ripken Stadium for her birthday. Before the race began, she said she hopes her shield will block her and keep her from getting too messy.
Participation in Sunday morning's Komen Maryland Race for the Cure dipped from last year, the second time in as many outings that the signature fundraising event for cancer research has experienced such declines.
Early Saturday morning Officer Vinny Julio stood in the intersection of Chase and Washington Streets idly twirling a wooden police baton on his first assignment since graduating from the police academy the day before.
City police and organizers of this weekend's Baltimore Marathon say they are stepping up security after explosions shook the end of the Boston race this spring, joining other recent running events that have placed restrictions around the finish line.
With the Baltimore Running Festival and other popular fall footraces fast approaching, local runners have struggled in recent weeks with daylight has grown scarce on either side of normal business hours.
Erika Brannock has not been to an organized race since April, when the first of two homemade bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line so badly injured the 29-year-old Towson preschool teacher that doctors were forced to amputate her left leg above the knee.
The mourning process hasn't been simple for those who ran in Boston, even for those who weren't at the finish line at the time of the bombings. On Saturday, Greene and other Boston survivors will participate in the Baltimore Running Festival, which includes a marathon, half marathon, relay, 5K and kids fun run.