Brewing a new tradition in Boston

If Dave Emilio wanted water in the Boston marathon, he could ask for it. But when Emilio runs by mile 10 in Boston, he knows to ask for something else: ice-cold beer. At 47, Emilio has run 36 marathons, six of them in Boston, where runners need fast times just to qualify. Last year, a […]

Beach runner vows to return to Boston

After hearing two bombs explode “like cannons” near the finish of the Boston marathon on Monday, a group of Beach runners anxiously scanned the race results for names of people they knew. Everyone in their group of 30 was safe, says Dave Emilio, founder of the Toronto Beaches Running Club. All but one finished well […]

From couch to 27th marathon in half a decade

He’s not Forrest Gump by any stretch of the imagination, but local marathoner Dave Emilio sure enjoys his long distance runs, as he has for the past six years. Emilio, who now has 27 marathons under his belt, says that his obsession with running began in 2006 after realizing how out of shape he was […]