Archive for January, 2010

Recurring Themes

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Elephant-in-the-room-600 As both faithful readers of this humble blog know, I have a few recurring themes here.  One is that cheaters aren't my favorite people. The second is that the NY Times' health coverage sometimes leaves something to be desired. So imagine my excitement when I saw a recent Times article on the high incidence of exercise-induced asthma among athletes that combines both ...

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NYRR Schedule Update

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It looks like the NYRR schedule has been posted.  Among the highlights is the always mysterious Brooklyn Half Marathon.  It;s set for 5/22, and it will once again begin in Prospect Park and finish at Coney Island.

In addition, the Run/Walk for Haiti, a 4-miler co-sponsored by NYRR and the Parks and Rec. Dept. is set for Central park on 2/20.  According to NYRR "all entry fees will go directly to the NYC's Haiti Relief Fund, administered by theContinue Reading →

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Cheating in China

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Thanks to our faithful readers who have brought this story to my attention.  Apparently Chinese college applicants were offered extra credit if they ran sub 2:34 at the Xiamen International Marathon.  According to the BBC, over thirty runners were caught using a variety of cheating methods.  They used a variety of creative methods including using impostors, having one runner with multiple chips, and the tried-and-true method of using a vehicle to speed things up.   

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NJ Trail Winter Series Race Results

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Congratulations to Agnes on a strong 5th place effort in yesterday's 10k at the NJ Trail Winter Series.  In addition, Chris Solarz won the 5k.   Nice way to show off your off-season fitness.

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Manhattan Half Marathon Results

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Nice season opener by Kevin Starkes at the Manhattan Half today.  Despite the fact that we worked him like a rented mule this week, he was still able to finish in 11th place with a PR of 1:13:39.  It's gonna be fun to see what he can do with a taper one of these days.  

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Happy Holiday

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"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

Martin Luther King Jr.

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No Pants, No Problem

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Nopants7_17 Every year, the very cool folks at Improv Everywhere organize a No Pants Subway Ride in an effort to elicit a reaction from unsuspecting straphangers. While we're not quite as edgy as all that, some of us have added a little twist to our Nike Run NYC Monday night runs.  While everyone is toughing ...

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Do It For the Kids

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Check out this very cool video directed and produced by JackRabbit’s Laura Casner. Brooks and JR did a nice thing for a great cause.

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100k for 26.2 at 100

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Old dude According to The Biz Runner, which is fast becoming one of my favorite blogs, NYRR is offering an appearance fee of $100,000 to entice 98-year old Fauja Singh to run the NYC Marathon in 2011, at which time he will be 100 years old.  At present the record for the oldest marathoner is 98-years old.  (At the 2008 marathon, Buster Martin claimed ...

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They Didn’t Get Off Scot Free

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Scottish flagNow that the season is over, I'm finally catching up on what important to me, like all the epsiodes of America's Top Model I have on DVR, and reading back issues of my favorite Scottish newspapers.  I was flipping through the Scotsman today and I noticed a story about the Edinburgh Marathon held this past June.  Seems that two runners (one male, one female) ...

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