Archive for December, 2013

2013 State of the City (Coach)

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2013 State of the City (Coach)

As always, I’m grateful to be surrounded by such a wonderful group of athletes, staff, friends and family. So as 2013 comes to an end, let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the year.

We set out to make some noise at the national level in duathlon, and the ladies of City Coach didn’t disappoint. Sheila Monaghan and Isang Smith travelled to California to race their way to a slot on the National team, ...

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Start the Year with a Faster Finish

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JackRabbit Sports is bringing their popular and successful Targeted Training for a Faster Finish group to Prospect Park, and we’re running the show. Tom Buffolano, who has headed our Brooklyn Half and NYC Marathon programs will be in charge. The weekly meetings will focus on quality miles – tempo, intervals, hill repeats, etc. – and will help you prepare for anything from 5k to marathon racing. If you’re interested in learning more about the program, stop by JackRabbit’s Park Slope ...

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Singapore Runner Takes Cheating to New Heights (Depths?)

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Singapore Runner Takes Cheating to New Heights (Depths?)

Remember my last post where I said I didn’t want to embarrass anyone for cutting a course during a marathon? Please disregard that nonsense.

Tam Chua Pah, a 43-year old pastry chef has admitted to repeatedly cheating at marathons. Most recently, he ran only the last 6k (3.7 miles) of the Singapore Marathon. He then took a shortcut to the finish line, crossing in 2:46, and initially being identified as the top local runner.

Tam’s explanation? “I am sorry if I offended ...

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Philadelphia Marathon On Cheating: Who Cares?

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Philadelphia Marathon On Cheating: Who Cares?

Last week I was contacted by a concerned friend, who witnessed course cutting at the Philadelphia Marathon. He was worried that the cheaters had gotten away with it, but I assured him that justice would be done. After all, even though it appears at first glance that Philly’s out-and-back second half makes it a course cutter’s dream, I pointed out that in addition to the announced mats (start, 10k, HM, 30k and finish), it was known that additional (unannounced) mats ...

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