Category Archives: world marathon majors

>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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>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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>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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>What’s On the Weekend

> Professionals The Berlin Marathon, a World Marathon Major, will be run in the German capitol on Sunday.  Live webcast: 2:50 AM, German News Channel N-TV Race website / World Marathon Majors site Previews: IAAF / Universal Sports / Examiner.com: … Continue reading

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>It Had To Happen

>Some yahoo at CNBC.com named Darren Rovell, who writes their Sports Biz blog, put up a short post titled “Marathon’s headline win is empty“. Noting that Meb was not born in the USA, Keflezighi’s country of origin is Eritrea, a … Continue reading

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>World Rankings Update – Marathon

>Now that the spring majors are done, let’s see how the top marathoners stack up. MEN1. Tsegay Kebede, ETH, 2142. Deriba Merga, ETH, 2123. Samuel Wanjiru, KEN, 1844. Duncan Kibet, KEN, 1805. Jaouad Gharib, MAR, 1726. James Kwambai, KEN, 1687. … Continue reading

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>Boston Marathon reactions

>ResultsAP article / IAAF recap My thoughts on this morning’s Boston Marathon… Why was it not on TV? It was on Universal Sports, but almost no one gets that. It was carried on ESPN’s foreign affiliates, such as Canada’s TSN. … Continue reading

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>London Marathon

>SPOILER ALERT!WCSN on-demand video will be located here.Let’s Run’s live thread is here.Or you can scroll down to see what happened. ResultsLondon Times storyLess Than Our Best live beer blog In the men’s race, a lead group of nine, including … Continue reading

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