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Washington, D.C.
Breaking News Reporter — USA Today
Covers:  Running, health, fitness, exercise, workout trends, active lifestyle, women, gym, clothing, technology
Doesn't Cover: music

Senior editor at RunHaven. Formerly at @USATODAY. President of American News Women's Club. Marathoner. Cat lady. Triathlete in training. Always hungry.

Natalie DiBlasio's Biography

Senior Editor at RunHaven, USA TODAY breaking news reporter, Paul Miller fellow, President-elect of the American News Women's Club, University of Vermont alum, avid runner, triathlete in training.

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Breaking News Reporter at USA TODAY

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Getting Through the Rough Patches — You'd never believe that Stephanie Howe hated endurance sports growing up - even though she was good at them. "I wanted to do team sports - volleyball, gymnastics," she laughs. "I wanted to be with my friends." Boy, have things taken a turn. Four years ago, Howe did her first 50K and fell in love.

20 Ridiculous Kittens That Get Exactly How Runners Feel — From running nightmares and pre-race jitters to post-run naps and runchies, runners go through a lot of wacky emotions. We found these 20 ridiculous kittens that seem to know just what we're talking about. 1. Ahh!! The lottery results are in! 3. I can't move any faster. WAIT!

Can Anything Make Nathan Athlete Michael Wardian Stop? — Michael Wardian has checked more things off his bucket list than most people even dream of putting on their list in the first place. He won the North Pole Marathon the week before taking third place in the Master's division at the Boston Marathon.

A tale of two toenails — (Hmm.. it seems they forgot one major ailment.. black toenails) For those who don't want to read about my two toenails that turned black and fell off after my long-run milage got around 14: Skip this post. Once I had 10 toenails. That time is long gone.

What To Do When Your Partner Isn't Supportive of Running — Running can take up a lot of time. Time spent out logging miles means less time at home. While some runners are blessed with supportive partners, others face opposition every time they look to lace up. We asked some runners for tips on dealing with less-than-supportive partners: "I run for me.

The Boston Marathon By The Numbers — Take a look at the Boston Marathon by the numbers: The Boston Marathon attracts approximately 500,000 spectators each year. The Boston Athletic Association increased the size of the field for 2015 to 30,000 participants.

Does Being Afraid to Run Alone Make Me a Weak Woman? — I am lucky to have a running partner who is willing to wake up four hours earlier than he needs to, just to make sure I get my run in. In the winter, many of us work during the only daylight hours, leaving only dark mornings and nights for pavement time.

It's About Respect — Amy Morosini, 45, of Moraga, Calif., is a marathoner and triathlete working to raise awareness for athletes with traumatic brain injuries. Amy, who is living with a traumatic brain injury herself, has placed twice in the physically challenged division at half Ironman events.

26.2 Random Lessons I Learned From My First Marathon — When I crossed the finish line of my first marathon, I was completely overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with thanks for my family for being there with me, overwhelmed with pride for becoming a marathoner and overwhelmed with lessons I knew I needed to write down before I made the same mistakes twice in marathon #2.

Cupid's Undie Runners Brave the Freezing Cold — The weatherman said it could be below -15° and -5° on Sunday, but that didn't stop hundreds of runners from stripping down their skivvies and running around the streets of Washington, D.C. Luckily, the weatherman was off - slightly - it ended up being 19°, with wind chill it felt like 3°.
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Mar 27, 2015

Bye Pheeb! Headed to NJ for time with my family. 8 days until the Charlottesville Marathon with @jmbacon! #runchat

Mar 27, 2015

RT @TheRunnerDad: "Remember that you’re just a few steps from remembering why you love running." - @ndiblasio Read more:

Mar 27, 2015

@Caitlin_Albaugh LOVE THEM. More than 200 miles on them already and I still wear them everywhere. Even out to lunch!

Mar 26, 2015

RT @jmbacon: Nine miles from Iwo Jima into the wilds of Maryland with @ndiblasio. Charlottesville Marathon in 9 days! #runchat

Mar 25, 2015

@Postmates How do I find out if there is such a thing as root beer popsicles and if you can bring them to me? This is my dream.

Mar 25, 2015

Love this and love Ana's response: "@jk_rowling amazing answer... Yes you are absolutely right. Such an inspiration!"

Mar 25, 2015

@alysonkuritz yeah I haven't been with USAT since January. Started a job a senior editor at

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