Archive for December, 2008

Will Run for Food, Revisited

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Below is a repost about a Village Voice piece that examined the influx of African runners into our local running scene. While it contrasted the Africans with local "fitness runners", the real resentment seems to come not from the fitness runners, who would never make it to a podium anyway (and from whom I've never heard any complaints), but from some local elite runners who ...

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I Love My Job

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Last night we had a little celebration for our Jack Rabbit marathoners, and FOX News anchor Shepard Smith happened to come into the bar. A few years back, Mr. Smith committed the decidedly
NSFW blooper that you can see below.  In it, he is speaking
about Jennifer Lopez – a/k/a Jenny From the Block – and makes a "fox pas" for the ages. 

While I was just content to giggle (again) at the thought of the story, David came up with the ...

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Since We’re Good Sports

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Since our friends in Texas have started the trash talking, it's time for a new contest.  Texas jokes.  I tend to favor Cowboys jokes, but anything about the state will do. Post 'em in the comments section.  The winner gets a pack of beef jerky.

 I'll get the party started.

Q:  What do you call 47 guys sitting around a TV watching the Super Bowl?

A: The Dallas Cowboys.

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“WE SIMPLY CAN NOT LET THESE JOKERS WIN!”

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Apparently the RD from the Texas Independence Relay has been hard at work at his computer, and carefully wrote those charming words referring to the City Coach team.  Last year Scott Towle, Terry Moore and others placed 3rd overall in the Texas Independence Relay, and this year they're going back with Kevin Starkes, Ross McGraw, Steve Szycher, Gary Berard, ...

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Ed-die, Ed-die, Ed-die

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Congratulations to Edreana Hampton on her debut at the Las Vegas Marathon this weekend.  We're all proud of you out there.

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Mmm…Donuts

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If you thought that the Beer Mile – in which competitors drink a total of four cans of beer, with four 1/4 mile jaunts interspersed – was a puke-fest, wait 'til you check out the Krispy Kreme Challenge.  In the KKC, which is an annual fundraiser held at the NC State Belltower, racers run out for two miles, eat twelve (12) Krispy ...

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Prospect Park Compromise

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Blog reporter Ike points out this story in the Brooklyn Paper that discusses the proposed compromise between Transportation Alternatives and those in the community who fear increased motor vehicle traffic in their neighborhoods?  Apparently the talk is that they'll cut back to one lane for motor vehicles in Prospect Park. 

So, who's right – the tree huggers from TA who want cars out, or the lard asses who want to speed around the park in their gas-guzzlers?

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Miles and Miles

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A great big mazel tov to Helene Roth and Jon Miles on their wedding this past Friday.   Helene and Jon are two of our favorite athletes, and we couldn't be happier for them.

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A Weekend of Turkey Trots

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I hope everyone had a healthy and happy holiday weekend.  We had some nice race results at the Prospect Park Track Club's Turkey Trot and other races.  Congrats to all who got their holiday off to a great start.

  • Sarah Wenk 42:19 – 5 miles
  • Lauri Young 38:21 – 5 miles
  • Agnes Zbylut 21:32 – 3 miles
  • Michael Borden 37:15 – 5 miles
  • Cassandra Metz  51:30 – ...
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