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Notes From a Running Nerd

I’m not the fastest runner, and I’m not the slowest. But I am a card-carrying nerd. That’s right. A reporter and writer by trade, I love to research, read, learn and cogitate, almost compulsively so. So, stick with me. Like all good nerds, I’ll do your homework and share my musings. But the running is up to you!

Entries
  • In course record time, Kenya’s Robert Cheruiyot won the Boston Marathon, while Americans Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi finished fourth and fifth.

    Boston Marathon Recap: Cheruiyot, Erkesso win

    In course record time, Kenya’s Robert Cheruiyot won the Boston Marathon, while Americans Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi finished fourth and fifth. Published 5:28 p.m. April 19, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Americans Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall race to break a 25-year U.S. losing streak in the Boston Marathon on Monday.

    Boston Marathon Preview: Hall vs. Keflezighi

    Americans Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall race to break a 25-year U.S. losing streak in the Boston Marathon on Monday. Published 4:46 p.m. April 16, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Everyone has a favorite place to run. For Karla Bruning, it doesn’t get better than NYC’s Central Park. What’s your favorite?

    Central Park: A runner's love affair

    Everyone has a favorite place to run. For Karla Bruning, it doesn’t get better than NYC’s Central Park. What’s your favorite? Published 10:46 p.m. April 12, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Joan Benoit Samuelson and Bill Rodgers are among the 15,000 runners racing in Sunday’s 38th annual Cherry Blossom Run in Washington, D.C.

    It’s Cherry Blossom time in D.C.

    Joan Benoit Samuelson and Bill Rodgers are among the 15,000 runners racing in Sunday’s 38th annual Cherry Blossom Run in Washington, D.C. Published 10:20 a.m. April 8, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Training with other runners, especially fast ones, provides camaraderie and much needed encouragement, but also motivation to work harder than you might otherwise.

    Running with the fast crowd

    Training with other runners, especially fast ones, provides camaraderie and much needed encouragement, but also motivation to work harder than you might otherwise. Published 9:26 p.m. March 29, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Haile Gebrselassie, the world’s greatest distance runner, dropped out of the NYC Half-Marathon mid-race after an asthma attack.

    Gebrselassie drops out of NYC Half-Marathon

    Haile Gebrselassie, the world’s greatest distance runner, dropped out of the NYC Half-Marathon mid-race after an asthma attack. Published 10:24 p.m. March 22, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Haile Gebrselassie is racing for another win at the NYC Half-Marathon on Sunday, and perhaps another running world record.

    Gebrselassie running for another world record

    Haile Gebrselassie is racing for another win at the NYC Half-Marathon on Sunday, and perhaps another running world record. Published 12:21 a.m. March 20, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Treadmill running can be tedious, but fun. Learn to embrace the dreadmill, and hit the road again safely as spring approaches.

    Embrace the treadmill and transition safely outside

    Treadmill running can be tedious, but fun. Learn to embrace the dreadmill, and hit the road again safely as spring approaches. Published 8:27 p.m. March 16, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The U.S. and Canada dominated the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with the best ending in history. Karla Bruning picks the highlights.

    The Winter Olympics’ best moments

    The U.S. and Canada dominated the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with the best ending in history. Karla Bruning picks the highlights. Published 5:19 p.m. March 8, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Thanks to the Olympics, curling is gaining followers in the U.S. Want to curl? USA Curling is ready to welcome you.

    Curling capitalizes on Olympic coverage

    Thanks to the Olympics, curling is gaining followers in the U.S. Want to curl? USA Curling is ready to welcome you. Published 8:36 p.m. March 1, 2010 - Comments

     
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Karla Bruning

Karla Bruning is the host of On The Run, a TV and web show from New York Road Runners. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, American Athlete Magazine, RunnersWorld.com, Active.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel ...

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Karla Bruning is the host of On The Run, a TV and web show from New York Road Runners. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, American Athlete Magazine, RunnersWorld.com, Active.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, and two dozen other outlets including ESPN2, Universal Sports and ABC in New York. She and her work have also received mentions from The New York Times, Runner's World, Fox Sports, Canadian Running, The Baltimore Sun, and PBS among others. She also covered the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver for The Washington Times.

 

A former Newsweek reporter, Karla has won a Fulbright scholarship for American journalists and reporting grants from the Scripps Howard, Carnegie and Knight Foundations. Karla holds degrees from Amherst College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

 

When not pounding the pavement as a reporter, Karla is pounding the pavement as a runner. She has completed seven marathons, four triathlons, trains with the New York Harriers and is a member of New York Road Runners. She is a writer, editor, and on-camera reporter dedicated to covering the sport of running from a runner’s perspective. Find Karla on RunKarlaRun.com, Twitter@KBruning, Facebook and Google+.

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