Archive for March, 2011

Caption Contest Results – Folded Emily

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Killer in a boxOur judge for this latest contest was my sister, Rachel "I Wuz Robbed" Cane. She's not bitter over her defeat in the recent Limerick contest, but is happy to be doing the judging this time around. Sis is feeling a little indecisive today, so she has declared the contest a tie. The winning entries are:

1 – Contents of ...

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Ocean Drive Marathon Results

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Congratulations to the indefatigable Agnes Zbylut, who set a PR of 3:46:05 at the Ocean Drive Marathon last weekend. Because her coach is an ogre, Agnes didn't even get a taper for the race, since her focus is on Ironman Lake Placid and other long running events this season. Not a bad start to the season.

Congratulations Agnes.

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JackRabbit NYC Running Show

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JackRabbit_StillWebAd_336x280 JackRabbit is hosting the first ever NYC Running Show on April 22-23rd.  Over two years in the making, the show features 30,000 sq feet of expo space, clinics, speakers, panel discussions, and social events.   Over two dozen of the top brands in running & triathlon will be exhibiting, including major booths from Asics, Brooks, Saucony, Mizuno, ...

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Top 9 Triathlon Training Secrets From New York City Coaches

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MultsiportThere's a nice summary of the Multisport World Conference at the Triathlete Magazine website. I'm always happy to see my name in print, and it's even better when it's written by our old friend (and former athlete and coach) Ms. Marty Munson. If you missed the workshop or the webcast, check out some of the top tips from my colleagues and me. 

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Caption Contest – Coach Cane on the Floor

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Fallen Folks get lots of opportunities to laugh at me, so usually I use embarassing pictures of other people for our caption contests. But this one – taken as I rolled around on the floor at the recent Multisport World Conference – is too good to pass up. 

Post your caption in the comments section by 3/30. The winning entry will receive an autographed glossy ...

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NYC Half Marathon Results

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Just a preliminary report as I'm at the airport but our runners did a great job today. I couldn't be prouder of both the times and the negative splits. They were smart and disciplined, and I believe everyone PR'ed.

  • Stephen England: 1:18:55
  • Deanna Culbreath (NYF): 1:24:27
  • Sheila Monaghan: 1:24:29
  • Bonnie Averbuch: 1:29:16
  • Alisa Stern: 1:29:57
  • Keila Merino: 1:30:23
  • Jessica Purcell: 1:30:54
  • Jean Cassandra 1:30:59
  • Sara Bibi 1:36:30

Congratulations all around.

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Joe Keeps Going

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BenunOur friend Joe Benun just keeps getting faster and doing more good things. Last time I mentioned him it was for helping motivate and organize over 170 teens from Brooklyn run the Disney Half to raise money for charity. (He flew in from Israel for the event and was the third male to finish.) Before that it was for doing his first Ironman, and ...

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When Irony Isn’t

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Irony

i·ro·ny

   [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-] 

–noun, plural -nies.
1. the use of words to convey
 a meaning that is the opposite 
of its literal meaning.

 

 

 

I like Irony. Calling the big kid "Tiny" makes me laugh. And I think it's hysterical that the fear of big words is known as hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. (No, really.) So when I saw that Paragon was holding a "Run Like a Girl" running event last ...
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Brooklyn Kids are New Yorkers of the Week

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Mighty milersThere's a great story and video on NY1 about some 4th and 5th graders from PS 269 in Brooklyn who ran a mile to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The event was sponsored by NYRR's Might Miler program, and had raised $5,000 so far.  And if one mile doesn't seem like a long distance, remember what a mile ...

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Triathlon Limerick Contest Results

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We have received the results from our Poetry Judge. We have kept her identity secret in order to avoid the potential for sucking up. We thank our judge for her work. Despite protests from NSQ and others, the judge's decision is final and cannot be influenced by me or any other outside voices. If you wish to, you can view the complete list of submissions including the winners.
  • The In Case You Forgot I'm Foreign Award to Annyong Bluth, ...
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