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Sarah Palin runs Marathon with a blazing time of 3:59:36
Athlinks ^ | August 21, 2005 | Vanity

Posted on 09/04/2008 2:13:37 PM PDT by Plutarch

So intent is the MSM in finding negative stories on Sarah Palin, that they just happen to overlook her amazing accomplishments.

Sarah Palin not only finished Anchorage's 2005 Humpy’s Marathon , but with a blazing time of 3:59:36, fourth in her age group, and only 9 1/2 minutes off the qualifying time for the Boston Marathon .

The only news source that has noted Palin's athletic bent is the WSJ Weekend Edition , which makes no mention of her marathon feat.

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This has relevance to the MSM harping that Palin was picked for her looks. Palin still looks great at age 44 because she is in fantastic shape; being in shape didn't happen by accident, but due to Palin's healthy lifestyle (with avoidance of tobacco ), and exemplary determination and discipline.

Here is a photograph of Palin in the Governor's office. One immediately notices that Palin is attractive. The reason she is attractive as she is at age 44, is that she is a super fit marathon runner. If Palin is still especially good looking, it is in no small part because she has earned it.



TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; mccainpalin; palin; palinrecord
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1 posted on 09/04/2008 2:13:38 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch
The Giant Alaskan Snow crab says, “I'd hit it!!”
2 posted on 09/04/2008 2:16:51 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Plutarch
If Palin is still especially good looking, it is in no small part because she has earned it.

Earned it?

That's something liberals will never, ever (EVER) understand.

3 posted on 09/04/2008 2:17:03 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: Plutarch

Anyone know where I can get a high res version of that bear photo for my desktop?


4 posted on 09/04/2008 2:17:36 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: Plutarch

One of the dangers of all this........and one that I don’t think Sarah’s gonna fall into, with her independent streak....is trying to respond to every ludicrous ‘accusation’ or idiotic ‘point’ leveled at her by the MSM.

Just ignore the rat (...or is it ‘Rat?) bastids. Who cares what she looks like? This is childish nonsense (not your post, FRiend.....the MSM’s focusing on her looks, etc.).


5 posted on 09/04/2008 2:18:38 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: library user
That's something liberals will never, ever (EVER) understand.

That, and real women.

6 posted on 09/04/2008 2:19:42 PM PDT by polymuser (Taxpayers voting for Obama are like chickens voting for Colonel Sanders.)
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To: Plutarch

if I am reading that right if she did that today she would qualify for the Boston Marathon.


7 posted on 09/04/2008 2:20:18 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Plutarch
with a blazing time of 3:59:36

..it takes me 4 minutes to get in my car

8 posted on 09/04/2008 2:20:21 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Plutarch

Holy Cow! That is a GREAT TIME!

I’ve been busting my butt for years now and I am in the best shape of MY LIFE and I couldn’t get close to that time...


9 posted on 09/04/2008 2:20:32 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: Plutarch

Oh please. This is no big deal. When you are at the top of the globe, it is ALL downhill. Makes running much easier. < /SARCASM! >


10 posted on 09/04/2008 2:20:32 PM PDT by weegee (Better to support a pitbull in lipstick than to be in a party that is putting lipstick on a pig.)
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To: Plutarch

For Reference:

Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock Marathon 2005 (4:39:04)

George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, Houston Marathon 1993 (3:44:52)

John Edwards, Former United States Senator, Marine Corps Marathon 1983 (3:30:18)

Bill Frist, Former United States Senate Majority Leader, Marine Corps Marathon 1997 (4:54:36)

Al Gore, Vice President of the United States at the time, Marine Corps Marathon 1997 (4:58:25)

Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa, Little Rock Marathon 2005 (5:28:39)


11 posted on 09/04/2008 2:21:08 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: Doogle

It takes stoners in Austin Texas 4 hours to get motivated to go out for breakfast.


12 posted on 09/04/2008 2:21:25 PM PDT by weegee (Better to support a pitbull in lipstick than to be in a party that is putting lipstick on a pig.)
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To: Plutarch
Palin still looks great...

Could be the understatement of the year! In a perfect world, she'd be unmarried with a yen for old, over-the-hill, retired, ex-university professors, but I digress...

13 posted on 09/04/2008 2:21:36 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Plutarch

Daughter, sister, wife, mother, mayor, Governor, Vice Presidential Nominee.

A Phenomenal woman from great stock, strong stock, intelligence, wit, strength, full of love, able to do it all, hockey mom, mom of a military member, mom who chose to have her beautiful baby Trig no matter what... still with her high school sweetheart of overf 22 years and still in love with him. Just look at her kids. Calm, mannerly, knowing how to act...even down to the smallest little guy who is so good. Little Piper slicking down his hair. What a doll face that little girl is and will steal the hearts of billions.

Governor Sarah Palin...a bright spot in the world.
A burr under the saddle of the lefties

It’s truly a “green time” especially in the dem/lib/leftie party because that old green monster called JEALOUSY is rearing it’s ugly head since Governor Palin came on the scene.

Be afraid opposition...you have every right to be.


14 posted on 09/04/2008 2:21:41 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Plutarch

Is that Larry King Crab on the table? .. or Ann Curry.


15 posted on 09/04/2008 2:21:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: library user
That's something liberals will never, ever (EVER) understand.

We need affirmative action for ugly people. Maybe they can get free plastic surgery under nationalized health care... And maybe really good looking people like Sarah Palin can be forced to wear glasses, formless suits, and ridiculous beehive hairdos...

Wait a minute...

16 posted on 09/04/2008 2:22:00 PM PDT by gridlock (HIX IN STIX DIG MCCAIN CHICK PICK)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Hokey smoke, that is a great time indeed.

All the guys around here might try to chase after Sarah, but there precious few that could catch her. Good thing Todd had his snow machine.


17 posted on 09/04/2008 2:23:04 PM PDT by Loyolas Mattman
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To: gridlock
We need affirmative action for ugly people. Maybe they can get free plastic surgery under nationalized health care

I've got some bad news for you. It doesn't help.


18 posted on 09/04/2008 2:23:38 PM PDT by weegee (Better to support a pitbull in lipstick than to be in a party that is putting lipstick on a pig.)
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To: wolfcreek

Next they will be saying she has crabs.


19 posted on 09/04/2008 2:25:02 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: weegee

Pelosi: Where the hell is the Kryptonite?


20 posted on 09/04/2008 2:25:50 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: freedomlover

What would one expect out of a bunch of anti-gun, anti-infant, anti-American freak bloogers.


21 posted on 09/04/2008 2:27:06 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Plutarch

Sarah slapped that bear to death, being careful not to let her nails damage the fur.


22 posted on 09/04/2008 2:28:28 PM PDT by GRANGER (We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. - Ann Coulter)
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To: Plutarch

Sarah slapped that bear to death, being careful not to let her nails damage the fur.


23 posted on 09/04/2008 2:28:30 PM PDT by GRANGER (We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. - Ann Coulter)
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To: GRANGER

Sorry for the double post. I instinctively hit it twice.


24 posted on 09/04/2008 2:30:18 PM PDT by GRANGER (We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. - Ann Coulter)
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To: weegee

Yeesh! I didn't see that coming! :(

25 posted on 09/04/2008 2:31:19 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: All

http://www.athlinks.com/myresults.aspx?rid=1358940

Looks like she ran a 10 k — 3 weeks earlier as a warmup to the marathon...


26 posted on 09/04/2008 2:31:32 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Let's get serious - there is only one choice - McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Plutarch
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27 posted on 09/04/2008 2:33:16 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Sarah Palin - Change You Can See)
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To: Plutarch

Do we really want a vice-president who is always ducking out of meetings to go train?


28 posted on 09/04/2008 2:36:39 PM PDT by GSWarrior (This is an eco-friendly tagline.)
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To: Plutarch

also keep in mind:
Alaska is much much colder and tougher than most places


29 posted on 09/04/2008 2:39:01 PM PDT by ari-freedom (You better think think about what you're trying to do to me)
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To: Stillwaters

What say you?


30 posted on 09/04/2008 2:40:28 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: ari-freedom

Breck Girl did a 3:30?
(25 yrs ago)
wonder if it was legit...........


31 posted on 09/04/2008 2:46:25 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

He had an ambulance in front of him!


32 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01:41 PM PDT by radioactivereb ("I'm tryin' to think but nothin' happens!"-Curly Howard)
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To: Plutarch

I never understood the point of a marathon. Do you get a hamburger at the end, or something?


33 posted on 09/04/2008 3:03:35 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: radioactivereb

I laughed out loud for the first time today.... thanks for that!!


34 posted on 09/04/2008 3:12:25 PM PDT by TriGirl (Lurking for 7 years!!!!!)
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To: TriGirl
TriGirl? Undoubtedly you're a triathlete, and thus know a thing or two about endurance events.

What is your opinion of Sarah's marathon prowess?

35 posted on 09/04/2008 3:16:25 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch

Could be trigirl is a future call name?


36 posted on 09/04/2008 3:21:00 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Plutarch

As a 3:04:30 Boston marathoner this year, I love her even more. I didn’t think that was possible. That hubby of hers is one lucky dude!

Go Sarah!!!!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 09/04/2008 3:23:40 PM PDT by NohSpinZone
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To: radioactivereb

As Johnny Carson used to say to really funny humor...”That’s good stuff!” LMAO!


38 posted on 09/04/2008 3:26:40 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Plutarch

Over the past week I somehow missed that she runs marathons too. This woman is absolutely amazing.

I’d love to see how she schedules things. That’s a crazy amount of time to manage, and by all accounts she not only makes time for everything, but excels at whatever she does. Does she have a younger, unmarried sister?


39 posted on 09/04/2008 3:40:08 PM PDT by Textide
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To: Plutarch

George Bush ran a good marathon also

I think it was in the 3:20s/30s for a 50 year old


40 posted on 09/04/2008 3:44:14 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: All
Sarah Palin's running prowess has been noticed at the Runner's World blog , which serves to demonstrate it would be noticed by the MSM as part of the human interest and background on Palin, if they were not so bent on finding things negative in a bid to destroy her.

September 03, 2008

Running For Office

Susan Rinkunas

Election There's a lot of news swirling around Republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska governor Sarah Palin. We're not here to talk about that (fear not, political trash talkers, our forumites are all over it). Nor will we discuss the fact that tonight in Minneapolis, she'll make history by becoming the first-ever female Republican veep nominee when she formally accepts the nomination of her party.

Rather, we're here to inform you that, according to a forthcoming profile in The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Palin is a runner. Not just a "oh, I go jogging once in a while" kind of runner, but a "I'll get my run in or else" kind of runner. The woman named her first born "Track" for Pete's sake, because he was born during track season. (I should suggest that a friend due in November name her baby-boy-to-be "Pigskin"). True, Runner's World's sales development director named her dog "Miles," but...it's a dog.

Palin's routine is to run 7 to 10 miles almost every day but she has been known to take time off, not during an election year, but during a pregnancy year (she's a mother of five). She returned to work three days after giving birth to her fifth child, Trig, in April (is her husband a math teacher?) and is now back to running three miles every other day.

Alaska sure sounds like an interesting place to train. The governor lives in Wasilla, about 45 miles north of Anchorage, which is known to record days with 19 hours of sunshine in June. This is good news for a busy working mom who's trying to squeeze in her workouts amid parenting and, you know, running the largest state in the country. Accordingly, Palin has run outside at midnight, sans headlamp, because she can. Personally, I'd trade the long summer days in favor of having temps above zero in the winter.

Frostbite-inducing weather notwithstanding, Alaska does have a rustic charm. Case in point: Palin runs past glaciers and fuels up on moose and caribou. And her strength training? Snowmobiling. "It's the best upper body workout you could ever have," she tells the WSJ. "You're maneuvering through hundreds of pounds of powder."

All of these things seem to be working since Palin has clocked a 10K in 49:01 and ran Humpy's Marathon in Anchorage in a very respectable 3:59:36. These races were both before she assumed the post of governor, but we certainly give her credit.

We're not saying you should vote for someone just because they run (although this could be our chance to lobby successfully for wood chip running lanes between sidewalks and roads). So in the interest of fairness, we would now like to invite Democratic veep nominee Joe Biden to give birth to eight children, name one "Fartlek," and run an ultra. Then we'll write about him.

For the record, Barack Obama is a runner and his father may be Kenyan, but the Illinois senator is a former [?] smoker and hasn't run any races that we can find. He did, however, attend a University of Oregon "twilight" track meet in May and tested his hurdling ability (it wasn't pretty). But he chose Biden over Alan Webb as his running mate. For shame.

To our knowledge, neither Biden nor John McCain are runners. Anyone here know otherwise? Or do you know more about Obama's running habits? 


41 posted on 09/04/2008 4:11:59 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: GSWarrior
Do we really want a vice-president who is always ducking out of meetings to go train?

We had one (Algore) who was always ducking out of meetings to go pee.

Or so he said.

42 posted on 09/04/2008 4:29:50 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: cubreporter
Daughter, sister, wife, mother, mayor, Governor, Vice Presidential Nominee.

And don't forget soon-to-be mother-in-law and grandmother. I absolutely love the way she turned the tables on the media by having Bristol's baby daddy on stage with the family. Sarah had her brood there, ranging in age from 20 years to -4 months. In one stroke, she not only turned the Big Scandal into an asset, but more importantly, she transformed the Party of decrepitude and white haired dudes into the Party of youth, vigor and cuteness.

43 posted on 09/04/2008 4:32:08 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Plutarch

Humpys is a local watering hole here in Los Anchorage


44 posted on 09/04/2008 6:31:37 PM PDT by ASOC (Have a nice day, just don't have it around me (bumper sticker))
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To: Honeybunch

Ping.


45 posted on 09/04/2008 6:35:38 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: ASOC
Humpys is a local watering hole here in Los Anchorage.

In 2008, there was still a Humpy's Marathon, but the name of the event has been changed to the Big Wild Life Runs .

Why is Anchorage, Los Anchorage? Expatriate Angelenos?

46 posted on 09/04/2008 7:10:22 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch

Nah - the “real” Alaskans who live in the bush - with bad or no roads, no sewer service, no real in house water service, no medical, etc, etc refer to it as Los Anchorage.

Me? I like running water and all that. I’m willing to put up with it, because having lived in the bush, I prefer this version of ‘city life’.

Beats the hell of out a lot of Eaast Coast cesspits like Killadelphia, and so.

To each their own


47 posted on 09/04/2008 9:46:03 PM PDT by ASOC (Have a nice day, just don't have it around me (bumper sticker))
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To: giotto

She did that indeed without even trying. They say those with the least to say have the biggest mouths and the media have just proven that statement to be true. Walk softly and carry a big stick...that’s Sarah Palin.


48 posted on 09/05/2008 9:06:51 AM PDT by cubreporter
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Obama basketball challenge to Palin ping. Palin should challenge Obama to a 5K. Palin would have a smoking time, and the smoker wouldn’t.


49 posted on 09/07/2008 10:20:36 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: BGHater
Grudging MSM acknowledgement:

Palin's marathon prowess

By Tom Held
Saturday, Sep 6 2008, 04:55 PM

Chris Ponteri, from the InStep Running & Walking Centers, tipped me off to the running aspect of Sarah Palin's athletic endeavors, which was glossed over a bit in all the talk of moose, hockey moms and lipstick this past week.

Palin, better-known for her ascendancy to become the Republican candidate for vice president, knocked out a 3:59:36 in the Humpy's Classic Marathon in Anchorage back in August 2005, about a year before she became the first female governor in Alaska history. That time was good for 63rd overall, and 15th among the women.

Humpy's may be a glorious run around Anchorage, but it doesn't exactly draw an elite field. The winning time in 2005 was a 3:01:45, and I didn't see anything in the race write-up about a caribou or moose-killing requirement that would slow the pace.

Palin's 3:59 and change, though, is certainly a quality effort, nearly an hour better than the median marathon time for women that year, which was 4:51:19.

The Wall Street Journal has a decent piece on the vice presidential candidate's running habits, and this posting from the Free Republic chastises the dreaded mainstream media for failing to report on her accomplishments. The interesting part of that is the comments, which includes a listing of a few other political marathons: President George W. Bush - 3:44:52 in the 1993 Houston Marathon and Vice President Al Gore - 4:58:25 in the Marine Corps Marathon in 4:58:25.

Of course, the press had a great time with pictures of President Clinton in running shorts during his days in Washington D.C. That's something that would have been best overlooked.


50 posted on 09/07/2008 2:01:10 PM PDT by Plutarch
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