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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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Gotcha! 6 Best Running-Related April Fool's Pranks — Gotcha! 6 Best Running-Related April Fool's Pranks It's that time of year again! April Fool's Day. Here is a roundup of our favorite running-related April Fool's Day pranks. Did we miss one? Let us know! Email 1. Phew! What we've always wanted!

No Runners Finish 100-Mile Barkley For First Time Since 2007 — No Runners Finish 100-Mile Barkley Challenge For First Time Since 2007 For the first time since 2007, not one of the 40 runners who attempted the 100-mile Barkley Marathons were able to finish. The Barkley is considered one of the toughest and most secretive 100-mile races.

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.
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Apr 19, 2015

RunHaven's @CarrieTollefson interviewing Scott Rigsby, the first double amputee to finish @Ironman World Champs.

Apr 19, 2015

True life #BostonMarathon weekend: Showers at @adidasrunning RUNBASE are nicer than the showers at my hotel OR home

Apr 18, 2015

@adidasrunning Hey! Do you guys have towels at the run base? Planning on using the showers tomorrow :)

Apr 18, 2015

It's clear that the crowd at @nikeboston loves @shalaneflanagan! She is here to lead Nike+ Run Club! #nikerunning

Apr 17, 2015

Spotted on a street corner on Boylston street in Boston just blocks away from the marathon finish line.

Apr 17, 2015

Okay, Boston. If I am going to make it through this weekend, I am gonna need another coffee. #bringit

Apr 17, 2015

Love this. Amazing energy in the air in Boston. Good luck to the runners en route to this beautiful city! #runchat

Apr 17, 2015

RT @RunHaven: You never know who you'll meet at the airport: 1980 Boston Marathon champion Jacqueline Gareau!

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