Category Archives: marathons

Book Review: Showdown at Shepherd’s Bush

Why is the marathon distance 26 miles, 385 yards? If you have more than a passing knowledge of the history of long distance running, you know it’s because the start and finish of the 1908 Olympics were in front of … Continue reading

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>Monday Morning Decathlete (Special Tuesday Edition)

>The Boston Marathon’s traditional Monday date pushed this week’s column back a day. What did we learn this week? NBC/Universal has shown its true colors.I planned on starting off this column writing about what happened in the Boston Marathon—and A … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: Glider Gloves

>It’s winter.  You wear gloves.  You use an iPhone, iPad, or similar touch-screen device, but have to take off your gloves to use it.  So do I. Recently I bought* a pair of Glider Gloves, which have conductive threads woven … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>Cross CountryThe Foot Locker High School Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday in San Diego’s Balboa Park.Meet website / Flotrack coverageLive webcast begins at 11 AM at flotrack.orgRace times: girls at 12:15, boys at 1:00Let’s Run prediction contest … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>Cross CountryThe Budapest Challenge, an EAA Permit cross country meet, takes place on Saturday in the Hungarian capital’s Népliget Park.Meet websiteEAA preview The fourth meet in the KCB/Athletics Kenya Cross Country series takes place on Saturday in Kangaru-Embu. The UK … Continue reading

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>House of Run New York City Marathon preview

>This week’s House of Run podcast is now available. Yours truly makes an appearance and makes his bold picks for the NYC Marathon: Abel Kirui and Mary Keitany will win, Jared will fail to break 5:00. Jason and Kevin do … Continue reading

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>Chilean Miner Edison "The Runner" Pena on Letterman Tonight

>From Deadspin: How would the average person spend 69 days trapped underground? Edison Peña ran three to six miles daily. Now he’s running in the NYC Marathon this weekend. Great. I’ll be on a couch, trapped under a pile of … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>Part 2 International The Athens Classic Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, will trace the legendary ancient route on Sunday from the plains of Marathon to Athens’ Pathanaikos Stadium, site of the 1896 Olympics. This year marks the 2500th … Continue reading

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>Boston Marathon Sells Out!

>Entry to the 2011 Boston Marathon opened at 9:00 AM Monday. At 5:03 PM no more spots were available. This is nothing short of astounding. In 2008 the race didn’t fill until February. In 2009 it was full in January. … Continue reading

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>Wall Street Journal, Boston and Women

>Registration for the 2011 Boston Marathon opens Monday.  For years, the thing never filled up, but last year it did well ahead of the entry deadline.  This indicates that not only are more people running marathons, but more of them are … Continue reading

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