Meet John Schultz, The Inspiring Runner in Marisa Magnatta’s Broad Street Photo

John Schultz at the Delaware Marathon this past Sunday // Photo by Mark DeNio

John Schultz at the Delaware Marathon on Sunday, one week after Broad Street. // Photo by Mark DeNio

An Instagram photo taken by Marisa Magnatta of WMMR’s Preston and Steve went wild on the Internet last week: a lone racer at the Broad Street Run, pacing forward long after the Philadelphia streets had quieted.

A picture says a thousand words, right?

Well, the story behind the photo is even better.

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Your Post-Broad Street Foot-Care Regimen: 5 Pedis to Fix Your Feet

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Ladies, if you ran Broad Street on Sunday, I’m betting you could use a pedicure. For one thing, your feet are probably destroyed and could use a little TLC. And for another, you totally deserve it. I mean, shoot, you ran 10 miles! Go you!

Luckily, our friends over at Shoppist rounded up the best post-run pedis at local spas, including a coconut-mango number, an anti-stress pedicure, and a hot-stone treatment for your feet (what?!). Check ‘em out. And if you want to go the DIY foot-fixing route, we’ve got tips for that, too.

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10 Hilarious Spectator Signs from the 2014 Broad Street Run

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When you’re on mile seven of a 10-mile race—i.e. when your legs feel like they might fall off, and you lost your hair-tie three miles back, and you’re pretty sure you might projectile vomit all over the runner in front of you—you just might need someone to remind you that you are a freakin’ sexy beast. Am I right? And this is exactly what one brilliant sign-holder did for all of the exhausted Broad Street runners who passed her. Check out that sign, along with more hilarious Instagram gems from this year’s Broad Street Run, below.

And say it with me: Thank God for spectators.

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10 Lessons from a Broad Street Run Newbie

Ashley's view from the starting line.

Ashley’s view from the starting line.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been called a virgin, but there I was, in my corral at yesterday’s Broad Street Run, doing something for the first time ever: this race—and any race, for that matter. Now that I’ve popped my Broad Street cherry (with the help of 40,000 others), I’ve learned a few things.

Here, my 10 biggest Broad Street lessons.

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Sip-N-Glo Is Making a Broad Street Run Smoothie

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The Broad Street Stomper Smoothie

Calling all Broad Street Runners: After the race, before your rush to the nearest shower, you’re going to need to make a pitstop for some post-race fuel. And thanks to Sip-N-Glo, you don’t even have to think about where to go: The South Street juice bar has created the Broad Street Stomper Smoothie just for you.

The smoothie, packed with all sorts of deliciousness like spinach, pineapple, maca, banana, lemon, lime, cucumber, spirulina and hemp protein is designed to replenish runners’ insides after a morning spent stomping the pavement for 10 long miles. This nutrient-packed concoction will run you $7.95 and, as a bonus, Broad Street runners will get a free wheatgrass shot with their purchase—all you’ve got to do is flash your bib.

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Ultimate Broad Street Run Race Day Playlist: Get Pumped Anthems

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The time has finally come, friends: Broad Street Run weekend is here. And we come bearing race-day gifts! Here, we’ve got two full hours of pump-up anthems to push you through the race, from start to finish. (And we know, we know: Headphones are totally against race rules. But let’s be honest, have you ever seen a runner follow that rule?)

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