Marathon: the lure of 26.2 miles

Print More

The Vermont City Marathon attracts about 8,000 runners each Memorial Day weekend. They have trained through the long winter months to prepare physically and mentally, and this Sunday the runners will test themselves against the 26.2 mile distance. We talk with runners about why they are attracted to marathoning, and what goes into training for a long-distance race. We also learn about ultra-marathons, like the annual 50-mile race at Mount Ascutney. (Listen)

Also in the program, we continue a series of interviews with stakeholders in the health care industry on the prospects of health care reform. Jane Lindholm talks with Don George, the new president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield Vermont. (Listen)

Other interviews in this series:


And chatting online takes a new form with a instant messaging program that randomly connects individuals on opposite sides of the globe. VPR’s Susan Keese reports on the program "Omegle" that was written by Brattleboro teenager Leif K. Brooks. (Listen)

Comments are closed.