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  • Togo - Official Trailer | Disney+ | Streaming Dec. 20

    12/12/2019 9:24:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Walt Disney Studios ^ | Dec 4, 2019 | Walt Disney Studios
    Togo - Official Trailer | Disney+ | Streaming Dec. 20 An Original Movie starring Willem Dafoe and Julianne Nicholson, “Togo” is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that treks across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo. The poignant and emotional adventure debuts on Disney+ on Dec. 20, 2019.
  • Endurance: Search for Shackleton's lost ship begins

    02/10/2019 7:03:49 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 Feb 2019 | Jonathan Amos
    The team broke through thick pack ice on Sunday to reach the vessel's last known position in the Weddell Sea. Robotic submersibles will now spend the next few days scouring the ocean floor for the maritime icon. Shackleton and his crew had to abandon Endurance in 1915 when it was crushed by sea ice and sank in 3,000m of water. Shackleton's skipper, Frank Worsely, was a very skilled navigator and used a sextant and chronometer to calculate the precise co-ordinates of the Endurance sinking - 68°39'30.0" South and 52°26'30.0" West.
  • Runners Brave Minnesota Polar Vortex for 135-Mile Ultramarathon

    02/02/2019 12:47:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 30, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    You may be bundled up during the polar vortex that’s sweeping the nation, but for some outdoor enthusiasts, it was the perfect temperature for this year’s Arrowhead 135 ultramarathon. The a race is purposely held in late January or early February each year to line up with what they hope is the coldest temperatures of the year. It runs roughly 135 miles between International Falls, Minnesota, to Lake Vermillion in Minnesota along the arrowhead State Trail. This year, they were right on the money, as temperatures dropped as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit. “It’s supposed to be coupled with this...
  • The Flight Endurance World Record

    12/04/2018 1:35:55 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 8 replies
    Disciples of Flight ^ | 1-20-15 | Anders Clark
    The incredible story of Robert Timm, and John Cook's 1958 flight that set the World record for flight endurance.
  • Heaven's Newest Angel

    06/06/2018 5:09:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    There are those who believe he should never have been allowed to be born. He came into this world prematurely with severe spina bifida, Chiari II malformation, hydrocephalus, autonomic dysreflexia, central sleep apnea, dysphagia, hypotonia and paralyzed vocal cords. He would develop chronic lung disease, anemia, kyphosis, knee contractures, osteopenia and so much more. In layman's terms, he was paralyzed, except for partial movement of his arms. He couldn't speak because his vocal cords were paralyzed, nor could he eat or even breathe on his own. His own family can't remember how many times the ambulance raced him to the...
  • Did this man really run the Boston Marathon route 4 times (104.8 miles) in 18 hours almost non-stop?

    04/15/2018 12:04:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 38 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 04/15/18 | daniel1212
    The story of this extraordinary feat as related here , among other sources, and the background story, is that, BOSTON - Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is hard enough. Running the 26.2 miles on Patriot Day in Boston can be even more difficult. Lafayette man, David Clark, just ran the course four times in 24 hours. "I have 10 years of sobriety coming up this year and I wanted to do a run for addiction awareness," said Clark. A decade ago, Clark was 320 pounds and addicted to alcohol and painkillers. Today, he's 160 pounds and a seasoned ultramarathoner. "I...
  • Antarctica Continues to Baffle Alarmists

    12/06/2016 10:16:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/16 | Jack Dini
    Sea ice in the Antarctic is much less sensitive to the effects of climate change that that of the Arctic A hundred years of cars, planes, wars, and five billion more polluting people, and there’s nothing to show for it. Old log books kept by Scott and Shackleton show that Antarctic sea ice hasn’t changed much since 1912 reports Joanne Nova. Experts have been concerned that ice at the South Pole had declined significantly since the 1950s, which they feared was driven by man-made climate change. But new analysis suggests that conditions are now virtually identical to when the Terra...
  • JESUS IN YOU

    12/19/2013 5:56:46 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-19-13 | Jedediah
    I AM your Lord, God and Savior for you were constructed in my likeness and created in my way, You hear the Voice of your Master say, Whom shall I turn to, to do my will?! Where are the vessels that listen, abide and fulfill, For you are my handiwork, a tool in my shed, Always ready and waiting, ready to be led, I AM your inheritance all that you see, No looking to the left or right for I set you free, From all obstacles and entanglements and now you reside, In Zion with your Lord and "I AM"...
  • LIVE THREAD: Restoring Honor Rally with Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin 8/28/10

    08/28/2010 5:49:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1,429 replies · 7+ views
    Saturday, August 28, 2010 | Kristinn
    The crowd sings God Bless America, 6:30 a.m. August 28, 2010. Photo by Freeper Pete. The rally is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.Links for live reports and coverage:GlennBeck.com rally main pageC-SPAN showing the rally on cable and live stream.Live stream at Glenn Beck's Facebook page.UStream is also live streaming the rally.Class of '97 Freeper Pete is live Tweeting updates and photos. He has a thread going in BloggersFrog Mom's Live Thread from yesterday.Link to D.C. Traffic cameras. Folks camped out overnight at the Lincoln Memorial for the rally.Live traffic cam - National Mall (on map,...
  • Everything I Need to Know About Sarah Palin, I Learned From Sir Ernest Shackleton

    10/18/2009 10:37:08 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 37 replies · 1,563+ views
    Taliban Rising ^ | October 18, 2009 | Jeanette Pryor
    On July 3rd, 2009, Sarah Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska, and nailed the following sign to her door: “Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” This, the most famous newspaper advertisement ever penned, placed its original author, Sir Ernest Shackleton, in the position of having to select the crew for an Antarctic expedition from among the 5,000 men the ad brought to his office. Comparing Sara Palin to the greatest explorer in history might appear to stretch the limits of...
  • High-intensity Training Helps Soldiers Improve Strength, Endurance

    05/29/2009 5:31:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 682+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Ruth McClary, USA
    BAGHDAD, May 29, 2009 – Seven soldiers of Company A, 120th Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, grunt and moan as they lift Humvee shock springs and tires to build strength and endurance for upcoming missions. Army Spc. Daniel Beck lifts two 45-pound Humvee springs as part of the Tabata cross-fitness training program at Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, Iraq, May 17, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert Jordan  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The 20-minute, high-intensity workout is called the Tabata, a variation of the fitness training the platoon performs three days a week. The...
  • Drugs turn 'couch potato' mice into long-distance runners

    07/31/2008 9:30:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 482+ views
    Nature News ^ | 31 July 2008 | Erika Check Hayden
    Scientists concerned about use of the drugs in athletics. Just in time for the Olympics, scientists say they have discovered drugs that could cause the next athletic doping scandal. In a study published today in the journal Cell1, scientists say they have found the first targeted drugs that boost endurance. They are already working with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to develop tests to expose would-be cheats who use the drugs. The ultimate test of murine endurance.Courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies The scientists examined the effects of two compounds, called GW1516 and AICAR, on endurance in mice....
  • Who Will Drop Out When? - Thread 2

    01/19/2008 6:31:49 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 24 replies · 86+ views
    Real Clear Politics | 1/19/2008 | Self
    I started a thread on Who will Drop Out When where I predicted who would win place and show in each primary up to FL. On this key primary weekend, I thought I'd review my results and make new predictions. I'll leave the old polls in place to show far off they can be. I was partially right and partially wrong. The amazing thing is, no major candidate has dropped out yet. Rudy is in the most trouble of all of them, although in terms of funding, Huckabee has the least. The old polls and final results are from Real...
  • Prayer Saved Boys Lost at Sea

    05/01/2006 5:06:17 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 7 replies · 990+ views
    The State ^ | 05-01-2006 | By NADINE PARKS
    CHARLESTON -- One year ago, Deb Fowler made a deal with God to give up her daily nightcap if only he would return her son from the Atlantic Ocean. She hasn't had a nightcap since. Her ex-husband, Tony Driscoll, prayed for a modern-day miracle. Several days had passed since their teenage son, Troy Driscoll, and his best buddy, Josh Long, launched a small boat from Sullivans Island and disappeared. Out at sea, Troy and Josh looked out into an endless field of cold blue where water and sky meld and made their own deals with God. They sipped rainwater from...
  • Mexican Indians Preserve Epic Endurance Race

    12/17/2005 12:12:25 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 596+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12-15-2005 | Tim Gaynor
    Mexican Indians preserve epic endurance race By Tim Gaynor | December 15, 2005 CEROCAHUI, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's Tarahumara Indians are struggling to preserve one of the world's toughest endurance contests: a race of up to 100 miles over flinty mountain tracks while kicking a ball. The tribe calls itself the "Raramuri," which in its language means "foot runner," and its men take to the trails of northwest Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains every few weeks in flimsy sandals for a 24-hour-long foot race that would make marathon runners shiver. Their bizarre long-distance game, dubbed the "carrera de bola" or "ball...
  • Green Tea may Reduce Inflamation and Increase Physical Endurance

    01/27/2005 7:59:06 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 1,359+ views
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol (November 24, 2004). doi:10.1152/ajpregu.00693.2004 This Article Full Text (PDF) Alert me when this article is cited Alert me if a correction is posted Services Email this article to a friend Similar articles in this journal Similar articles in PubMed Alert me to new issues of the journal Download to citation manager PubMed PubMed Citation Articles by Murase, T. Articles by Tokimitsu, I. Submitted on October 7, 2004Accepted on November 20, 2004 Green tea extract improves endurance capacity and increases muscle lipid oxidation in mice Takatoshi Murase1*, Satoshi Haramizu1, Akira Shimotoyodome1, Azumi Nagasawa1, and...
  • Michael Reagan: Endurance wins wars

    12/26/2004 6:28:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 540+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/24/04 | Michael Reagan
    Once upon a time, Americans recognized the unpleasant fact that, as Sherman said, "war is hell," and they acted accordingly, accepting the pain and the losses as the price that had to be paid for victory. Americans understood it during the Revolutionary War, when it took six long years of losing battle after battle to achieve victory. Facing the mightiest army on the face of the earth, lacking the most rudimentary tools of war, even going shoeless in the winter snow, often hungry, they endured – and by enduring they triumphed. We don't have to go that far back to...
  • Endurance Running Is In East Africans' Genes

    12/02/2004 4:44:53 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 537+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-29-2004 | Andy Coghlan
    Endurance running is in east Africans' genes 10:15 29 November 04 The long-distance running prowess of Ethiopia’s elite male athletes is partly dictated by their genes. Researchers have established that such athletes are more likely to have certain variants of four Y chromosome genes compared with other Ethiopians. No one knows what the genes do, or how influential they are, but they are the first to be linked to east Africans’ outstanding ability for endurance events. Ethiopian and Kenyan athletes have run 37 of the 40 fastest times recorded over 10,000 metres. Alongside dedication and training, there is no doubt...
  • Born to run (Not A GoRe Article)

    06/28/2002 9:39:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 132+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/28/02 | John Schumacher
    <p>As the sun heads for the horizon on a warm, breezy evening at Beals Point, five women in running shorts focus on the challenge of a lifetime.</p> <p>The bond they've built in nearly six months of training together has been strengthened by a coach fighting cancer, an encounter with a bear during a run, and the tears and laughter that come with sacrificing so much to chase a dream.</p>