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Dr. Nicholas Battista of Sanford Bismarck poses for a photo with his medal against a white, yellow and blue backdrop with the marathon logo splashed over it.

Sanford doctor wins Bismarck Marathon

Dr. Nicholas Battista finishes first, qualifies for Boston Marathon
Jason Anschutz 4 min read
Female hands lacing running shoes on paved outdoor trail.

Your running shoes: Do they need a medical checkup?

6 tips on when to find new footwear for the health of your whole body
Scott Seiler 3 min read

Sanford Sports running program designs plans for all levels

Runners Coaching Program offers training sessions ahead of marathon season
Mick Garry 7 min read
Runners crossing the Fargo Marathon finish line

Fargo Marathon: Legacy runner shares tips for first-timers

Sanford Health provider will run her 17th Fargo half marathon this year
Taya Ordahl 8 min read
tips for a long run

4 tips to prepare for your weekend long run

Learn healthy steps from a Sanford POWER strength and conditioning specialist
Scott Seiler 2 min read
A volunteer holds out a sports drink to marathon runners.

Marathon week nutrition affects performance

How to fuel up for a big race: Healthy carbs, lean proteins and small meals
SHN Staff 10 min read
Under-fueling can hinder running performance

Fueling for the long run: Are you eating enough?

Avoid "dead legs" feeling by consuming calories to support endurance training
SHN Staff 6 min read
Kim Skarphol and her friends, all dressed in pink, raise their arms to cheer as they finish a run to Roger Maris Cancer Center.

Running her way through chemo with a whole crew

Friends of Kim Skarphol made running to cancer treatment a group effort
Simon Floss 7 min read
Kelly Strompro wrapping an ankle

Athletic trainers: In the background but watching

ATs provide guidance for weekend warriors and pro athletes alike
Scott Seiler 3 min read
Lisa MacFadden stands in front of a Sanford Sports Science Institute sign. She serves as director of the institute.

Lisa MacFadden makes research look like a game

Biomechanical engineer oversees studies on golf, other sports for Sanford Health
Jane Thaden Lawson 16 min read