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Speed Read: Top Stories in Fitness & Health (4/22/16)

“Speed Read” is your “go to” source for the week’s top fitness, health and wellness news – the stories you need to know now.

In honor of the Boston Marathon, which took place earlier this week, Cybex is dedicating today’s Speed Read to the historic race. The Marathon is a meaningful event to all in the Boston area, and Team Cybex is no exception. Our Medway, Mass. headquarters is just 10 minutes from the start line in Hopkinton. In case you missed it, be sure to view our Boston Marathon 2016 video.

How Runners, Fans and Survivors Reclaimed the Boston Marathon

Despite an undercurrent of solemnity in the wake of the 2013 bombings, Boston refuses to let the attacks define the race. – USA Today Sports

Boston Marathon Winner Gives Trophy to 1966 Pioneer Woman

Winner Atsede Baysa presented Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, with the 2016 trophy. Because Gibb ran before women were allowed to enter, she never received a trophy despite three first-place finishes. – ABC News

The Story Behind This Viral Boston Marathon Photo

Runner Ari Ofsevit collapsed 100 yards from the finish line and two fellow runners helped carry him across to finish the race. Winner of the 2014 Marathon, Meb Keflezighi, snapped a photo of the inspiring moment, which immediately went viral on Twitter. – Runner's World

What Two CEO’s Learned from Running the Boston Marathon

According to two CEO’s, there are many similarities between training for and completing a marathon and running a business. – CNBC

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

Whether you run to clear your head, find a resolution to a problem or simply improve your mood, there is a direct link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity. – New York Magazine

How to Train for a Marathon

Each year after the Boston Marathon, interest in running skyrockets – but uninformed training can be physically and mentally damaging. Learn how to train for a marathon safely and effectively – Cybex Blog

Smart is the new strong.
The Cybex Team

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