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Our Team

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One of the things I love most about our team is its diversity, which is borne out of nothing more than a desire to go fast and have fun. This video highlights the ancestry of some of our athletes. Young and old, black and white, Jews and gentiles, men and women, cops and civilians, naturalized citizens and immigrants, gay and straight, even conservative and liberal. PEOPLE. Equals with mutual respect.

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GPS Art Contest Winner

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GPS Art Contest Winner

Larry Bird was a cocky SOB, but when he famously walked into the locker room before the first ever  NBA 3-point shooting contest and asked “which one of you is coming in second?”. He was just that good.

Well thanks for the entries in the GPS art contest, in which we challenged you to “draw” a design by riding or running, but early on it became clear that this was a race for second place, and that Michael Wallace was going to ...

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GPS Art Contest

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GPS Art Contest

It’s time for some creative competition. Here’s your task:

  • Fire up a GPS-enabled app and go for a run or ride.
  • Follow a route that “draws” a fun GPS Art design.
  • Send a screen grab of the design to the team of judge.
  • You may enter as often as you like. Entries must be received February 28.

Here are the rules:

  • The team of judge will determine the winner based on creativity, originality, and any other random criteria he sees fit. There may ...
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Cheating? What Cheating?

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Cheating? What Cheating?

When it comes to races, I’m rather old fashioned. I don’t care about a medal for finishing. Music on the course is of no interest to me. I’m donating the t-shirt no matter how stylish it is, and I couldn’t care less about the expo, post-race party or other peripherals. In fact all I want from a race is a safe, well-marked course, and quick, accurate results free of obvious inaccuracies. You’d think that would be easy enough to find. You’d ...

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The 400 Challenge

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The 400 Challenge

It started innocently enough. I told my lovely bride that despite her impressive athletic accomplishments and my recent bilateral hip surgeries, I thought I could outrun her for 100-meters. A few hours later, once her dismissive laughter subsided, we visited the track and confirmed my hypothesis. Always gracious in defeat, she said, “It never even occurred to me that you could beat me”.

Still, I conceded due to her youth, talent and far superior conditioning, she’d leave me in the dust over a ...

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Joe Glickman, 1959-2015

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Joe Glickman, 1959-2015

I’m sad to announce the death of my dear friend Joe Glickman. Joe was a father, husband, athlete, writer, filmmaker, friend, and all-around mensch. 11257644_10152809738511120_1692570759_n

My first exposure to Joe was reading a fascinating article he wrote in the Village Voice back in the 1990’s. Only later, when he and my first wife became friends, did I meet him and realize that he was the one ...

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Harlem Half Marathon Non-Race Report

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Harlem Half Marathon Non-Race Report

Back in December I was excited to catch a little social media buzz about the 2015 Harlem Half Marathon. Being a Harlem resident and businessman, I was intrigued about ways that this could benefit both the Harlem community and the running community in general. Knowing what a challenge it is to secure the necessary permits to close streets, and the exorbitant cost associated with compensating the city, and on the heels of the Brooklyn Triathlon fiasco in which huge fees ...

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The 2014 Naughty List

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The 2014 Naughty List

Before we can get to all our favorites who made the Nice List, let’s take a look at those who’ve earned their way onto the Naughty List. 

10. Whole Foods. I can hear it now. “Whoa, hold on just one second Coach Cane, I came here for your usual angry rants about cheaters, dopers and frauds, but Whole Foods is as pure as the driven snow.” Yes, somehow, a $13 billion company that sells you $4 bottles of water, useless (but expensive) detox and cleanse ...

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Rules Were Made To Be Broken

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Rules Were Made To Be Broken

The NYPD just announced that they’re going to stop arresting people for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Of course that doesn’t mean that they’ll look the other way if you’re caught with mass quantities or other more glaring offenses, but if you don’t do anything crazy, no one will care.

It’s in that same vein that some folks view bending the rules in a marathon. For instance, NYRR rules strictly prohibit transferring bibs in any of their races. But because of the ...

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A Different Cyclist vs. Pedestrian Outcome

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A Different Cyclist vs. Pedestrian Outcome

Last Friday a cyclist (and friend of mine) was commuting in Queens. He was fully within the law and was not speeding, not riding recklessly, not running lights, etc. or any of the other things that “heartless speed demons” (as Andrea Peyser likes to call them) do. A pedestrian stepped out in the middle of the block from between parked cars. In an effort not to hit her, the rider hit his brakes. His front wheel locked up and he ...

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