Archive for January, 2013

Happy Holiday

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We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., March 22, 1964

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Achieving Personal Best: Christopher Bergland

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Achieving Personal Best: Christopher Bergland

“What separates the above-average from the elite is the determination and commitment to stick with it and practice, practice, practice more than other people are. I like to think that I worked harder than just about anyone and therefore was able to maximize whatever natural gifts I was born with. But again I poured my heart into sports because it was a labor of love. It never felt like a real sacrifice to me.”

Over the past ten years, running a ...

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NYC Runs Central Park 10-Miler Race Results

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NYC Runs Central Park 10-Miler Race Results

We had a strong season-opening performance at Sunday’s NYC Runs 10-miler. Deanna Culbreath was tops in the women’s field, running a smart tactical race. Deanna overcame a significant early deficit and ran past all the competition for the win in 1:05:48. Among the men, Jeffrey Dweck finished in 1:05:34 (despite having way too much fun along the way), and City Coach newcomer David Ballasiano ran 1:32:34 in his debut with the team.

Way to start off the season. Congratulations all ...

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Mississippi Blues Half Marathon Race Results

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Congratulations to Dr. Lauri Young on finishing 2nd out of 81 women in her age group at the Mississippi Blues Half Marathon last weekend. Lauri finished in 1:57:48 on the challenging course. Nice work Lauri.

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Achieving Personal Best: Laura Kline

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Achieving Personal Best: Laura Kline

“What fuels me is when people around me act cocky. I like to be as low-key as possible, so when I hear women talking smack before a race, I eat it up. Confidence is great, but when you’re openly bragging about your accomplishments, who you are, and what you’re going to do at the start line, you’re only helping me.”

2012 Overall Duathlon World Champion (she beat everybody!) Laura Kline is a petite, muscular, powerhouse of an athlete whose toughness as ...

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Palm Springs 2012

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Palm Springs 2012

After a very full 2012 racing campaign, in which I raced more duathlons, triathlons and running races than I had ever packed into a season before, Coach Cane (a/k/a my lucky husband) didn’t have to tell me twice to shut it down after my last competition.

I fully embraced the off-season and the real winner during this time was carrot cake. I won’t lie, getting back into the pool after Sprint Nationals in Vermont (in August!), was something I kept delaying. ...

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Achieving Personal Best: Corrie Kristick

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Achieving Personal Best: Corrie Kristick

“I have failed many times in life inside and outside of sports. It has made me realize that whatever the outcome, success or failure, it’s ok. Essentially, we must not be defined by our sport or our shortcomings, for we are so much more than that. And yes, everything, even failure, happens for a purpose.”

Even though Corrie Kristick swam Division 1 at Rice University and is a nationally ranked age group swimmer, she doesn’t consider swimming to be her ...

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