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In 2012, the ING New York City Marathon was canceled in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. However, on Sunday, November 3rd, the annual event returned for 2013 -- one of many major marathons going on this fall. Partly because of the bombings at the Boston Marathon that took place in April of this year, the NYPD were in a state of high security throughout race weekend. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with runners at the Javitz Center about their experiences last year and expectations for this year’s marathon, as well as with Rachel Johnson -- a spokesperson from Team in Training, one of the oldest sports fundraising campaigns from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society -- about the current state of fundraising-associated running.
Dane and Eatopia's DJ Hanabi venture to MetLife Stadium and eat some fanfare.
The grounds at the 2013 US Open offer some great spots for foodies.
Tennis fans descended upon Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, on Monday, August 26th, for the opening day of the 2013 U.S. Open. This year's tournament, as usual, will be extremely lucrative for the city, generating more than $720 million. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke to people about their love of the sport and who they look forward to seeing in competition.
Ever think about taking a vacation to Tulsa, Oklahoma? No. Well, neither had we but this might change all of our minds.
The landscape of professional sports changed on Monday, April 29th, when NBA center Jason Collins revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he is gay. Collins is the first active player in the history of major U.S. team sports to come out as openly gay. As opinions from notable NBA stars, as well as other well-known personalities, began rolling in, BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asked people about the historical timing of this announcement and what the future may hold for sports and sexual orientation equality.
In a society where bullying is an ongoing major cause for concern and, in light of recent news that dodgeball has been banned in certain elementary schools, BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asks people in New York whether they believe kids today are too coddled.
On Monday, April 1st, thousands of baseball fans flooded Yankee Stadium for a MLB Opening Day game between the arch- rival Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker talks to fans about their teams, the rivalry, and what opening day means to them.
The Ravens and 49ers meet in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3rd -- an historic battle that pits head coaching brothers Jim and John Harbaugh against each other. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker visits bars devoted to both Baltimore and San Francisco fans to ask about their thoughts on the big game, as well as what they have planned for the day-long festivities of Super Bowl Sunday.

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