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10 Tips for Training and Injury Prevention: THE MARATHON

By Chris Bell, MD Intermountain Sports Medicine Specialists 1. Training Plan Especially if you are new to marathon running, it is wise to follow a training plan. These can be found online at many sources (,,, to name a few). You can even find plans tailored to the type of runner you are,Continue Reading »

Ogden Marathon Inspires a Run to Olympic Trials

By Brian Nicholson, GOAL Foundation After Cynthia Fowler of Farmington broke the Ogden Marathon course record with a time of 2:43.24 in 2015, the wheels began to turn. “When I ran Ogden with that time, I didn’t know I was in shape for that, and my husband suggested that I train for the (U.S. OlympicContinue Reading »

Running Tips to Conquer Old Man Winter

GUEST BLOG by Sports Medicine Physician and elite runner, Dr. Jason Blackham Intermountain McKay Dee Sports Medicine February 3, 2016 – Want to keep running in the winter and stay safe and enjoy it at the same time? There are four main things to consider for Winter Running Safety including staying safe in the dark,Continue Reading »

“The GOAL Foundation is how I fell in love with Ogden”

By GOAL Foundation Staff November 20, 2015 – “The GOAL Foundation is how I fell in love with Ogden,” says Stacy Bernal. Back in 2008 Stacy was working at the Roosters on Historic 25th Street and found herself on a relay team for the Ogden Marathon. Owners Kym and Pete Buttschardt put together three teamsContinue Reading »

Ogden Marathoner Headed to Olympic Trials in Los Angeles

By Brian Nicholson, GOAL Foundation November 13, 2015 – When Merrilee Blackham of Ogden, Ut. first started running, qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials was the furthest thing from her mind. She was only in sixth grade at the time, yet decades later, that’s exactly what happened. Blackham attended Viewmont High SchoolContinue Reading »

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