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Long Islanders compete for Runner's World cover

From left, Long Island runners Alex Schneider, of

(Credit: Tara Conry/Patrick E. McCarthy )

Long Island athletes are vying to be on the cover of Runner’s World.

Among them is Alex Schneider, 24, of Great Neck, who finished the 2013 New York City Marathon at 3 hours, 14 minutes and 36 seconds, which was a personal best.

He developed his love for running as a teen when he joined the Rolling Thunder Special Needs program. Schneider has autism.

It was there that he developed...

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Eva Casale of Glen Cove finishes 7 marathons in 7 days to fight cancer

Eva Casale, 49, of Glen Cove, leads a

(Credit: Tara Conry)

She did it.

Eva Casale barrelled down School Street in Glen Cove Sunday afternoon, leading a pack of other runners toward a crowd of fans who were shaking cowbells and chanting her name.

As she crossed a finish line marked off by chalk and an archway of purple-and-white balloons, the 49-year-old Glen Cove resident threw up her arms to celebrate. She had just finished her seventh and...

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Glen Cove's Eva Casale completes third of seven marathons in 7 days for cancer research

Eva Casale, center, completes her third of seven

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Glen Cove’s Eva Casale finished her third straight marathon of the week Wednesday night, but this time, she had a companion throughout the entire 26.2-mile course.

Dayna Schantz, 28, of Northport, didn’t intend on running a full marathon when she arrived at the Runner’s Edge store in Farmingdale, the start of Casale’s third run. She said she planned to keep Casale company for maybe the first...

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Glen Cove’s Eva Casale running 7 marathons in 7 days to fight cancer

Glen Cove's Eva Casale, 49, stretches at Morgan

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Glen Cove resident Eva Casale resisted the urge to go for a run Sunday, and instead spent the day relaxing at home and at the beach. It was a rare day off from training for the 49-year-old ultramarathoner, but she knew she needed to rest for the challenge that awaits her.

Starting Monday afternoon, Casale will be running seven marathons in seven consecutive days, logging a total of 183.4 miles...

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