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  • 80-Pound Dog Attacks a Top Runner a Mile Away From Half Marathon Finish

    02/16/2019 9:27:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 14, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    Julie Stackhouse’s goal last Sunday was to win the Donna Half Marathon, a popular race that weaves through the coastal communities of Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach east of Jacksonville, Florida. Stackhouse, a Jacksonville local, had good reason to think she could break the tape—she’s won the race twice in past years, and has notched victories in the marathon and relay, too. But even before she came face-to-face with an aggressive dog, Stackhouse knew she wasn’t going to win. She estimates her canine encounter slowed her down only around 45 seconds in total, but her impressive finishing time of 1:25:54—enough...
  • 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...
  • Meet Beatie Deutsch, the Ultra-Orthodox Runner Setting Records and Shattering Expectations

    Halfway through the Tiberias Marathon in Tiberias, Israel, on January 4, Bracha “Beatie” Deutsch thought victory was in the bag. But then she saw another female runner, Israeli marathon record holder Elena Dolinin, far up ahead, and her heart sank. “She is a 2:35 marathoner, and I didn’t think she would slow down,” Deutsch told Runner’s World. “I was disappointed, because my family was all there watching.” Cheering on the sidelines were the 29-year-old’s husband and their five children. If being a mother didn’t make the runner stand out from the rest of the elite field, her running attire—a long-sleeved...
  • She Had Open-Heart Surgery—and Vows to Qualify for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials

    01/16/2019 7:17:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 15, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Erin Menefee’s doctors have a nickname for her: Supergirl. Similar to the comic book hero, the 26-year-old physical therapist has faced obstacles head-on with tenacity. But in her case, her superhuman strength comes in the form of running marathons less than two years after open-heart surgery. Menefee first noticed something wrong in December of 2015, when she took off on a long run during a break in her day at San Diego State University, where she was studying to become a physical therapist. At the time, the former collegiate runner for the University of Arizona was training for a transition...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers want his death sentence tossed. Here’s what they’re arguing.

    12/28/2018 7:23:50 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 84 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 12/27/2018 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s convictions or death sentence should be tossed because it was impossible for him to get a fair trial in the same city where the shrapnel-packed, pressure cooker bombs exploded, his lawyers told a federal appeals court on Thursday. In a 500-page brief filed in the 1st U.S. District Court of Appeals, Tsarnaev’s legal team outlined a host of other problems with his 2015 trial, during which the defense admitted from the outset that he and his older brother carried out the attack. His appellate lawyers are also pointing to issues with jurors,...
  • Woman Completes Marathon a Month After Getting Stung 500 Times on Training Run

    11/19/2018 9:01:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 19, 2018 | Andrew Dawson
    Jessica Turnbow was on mile 16 of her 19-mile training run for her first 26.2 at the Las Vegas Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon when a bee buzzed by her ear along the canal path in Chandler, Arizona. The canal paths were one of her favorite running routes, and she ran there often, even passing that spot just five minutes prior before she turned around to finish her run. The bee was persistent. Because of that distraction, and someone cutting grass nearby, she wasn’t able to see the swarm of bees around her. “Before I could even think, I had a...
  • Suspect in custody after shots fired downtown near Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon

    06/03/2018 12:47:34 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 22 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 6/3/18 | Kelli Johnson
    SAN DIEGO– Police confirmed there was a gunman in downtown San Diego Sunday morning. The shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. near First Avenue and C Street. The shooting disrupted the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon and runners were rerouted. San Diego Police Department say a woman was firing rounds and holding a gun to her mouth on the eighth floor of the Civic Center parking garage. An officer was transported to a hospital after he accidentally shot himself, police confirm.
  • When a Man Sets the Record for the Fastest Marathon Run by a Woman

    04/10/2018 7:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/10/2018 | Michael Brown
    If our world survives a few more generations, historians will doubtless look back at our current era and ask, "Was there something in the water? Something in the air? How is it that an entire society went mad at the same time?" If you've read my columns over the years, you know I have compassion for those who genuinely struggle with their gender identity. That is something I wouldn't wish on anyone, something I do not treat lightly. At the same time, you know that I have often spoken against today's cultural madness in which perception becomes reality. In the...
  • 288-Pound Woman Becomes Heaviest to Run a Marathon and Aims for Ironman: 'It's about Visibility'

    02/22/2018 9:26:20 AM PST · by Cecily · 38 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 22, 2018 | Julie Mazziotta
    When Ragen Chastain sets a goal, she wants it to be nearly unattainable. Which is how she went from hating running to signing up for a marathon. “I decided I wanted to try a challenge and jump out of my comfort zone, and distance running had always been the thing that I was worse at in the entire world,” Chastain, 41, a speaker and writer, tells PEOPLE. “So I signed up for a marathon first thing.”
  • Marathon runner dies two days after flu diagnosis

    01/17/2018 8:36:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 16, 2018 | Fox News
    A 40-year-old mother in San Jose, Calif., died two days after catching the flu, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing local media. Katie Denise Oxley Thomas, who was considered healthy and liked to run marathons, died on Jan. 4, the report said. She is the 42nd Californian under the age of 65 to die from the flu, the paper reported. “I can tell you that she seemed absolutely fine on New Year’s Eve and called a friend Tuesday morning saying that she had a sore throat, and by Wednesday she was in the ICU,” her sister told the Mercury News....
  • Manhattan attack prompts concrete barriers to be installed along bike path

    11/04/2017 8:49:41 AM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies
    amny ^ | November 3, 2017
    Thursday, just two days after a terror suspect killed eight people by driving a truck down a large swath of the bike path in lower Manhattan, city and state Department of Transportation crews began installing concrete and Jersey barriers at 57 spots along the route between 59th Street and the World Trade Center, according to the mayor’s office. The barriers are meant to protect pedestrians and cyclists on the greenway from vehicular traffic on the West Side Highway. “Vehicles won’t be able to access places they aren’t supposed to,” said Ben Sarle, a spokesman for the mayor’s office. “They’re extremely...
  • 31 marathons in 31 days: Double amputee Marine will run in KC for other wounded vets

    10/25/2017 7:16:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    kansas city ^ | Oct. 22, 2017 | Max Londberg
    When Rob Jones was tasked with searching for an IED on deployment in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, a land mine exploded and took away both of his legs. His right leg was amputated above the knee. His left, at the knee. The Marine was honorably discharged in December 2011. Less than six years later, on Monday, he’ll run his 12th marathon — along KC’s Riverfront Heritage Trail — in as many days. He plans to run in 31 marathons in the course of a single month — a marathon a day for 31 straight days, all to raise awareness and...
  • 3 men in attempt to run a sub-2 hour marathon tonight (8:45pm PT) Watch live

    05/05/2017 7:02:45 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 62 replies
    Nike Facebook ^ | 5/4/17 | Scott Douglas
    Current record is 2:02:57 https://www.facebook.com/nike/
  • Iran Holds First Ever Marathon – But Women Are Forced to Run in Stadium, in Hijabs

    04/09/2017 6:43:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    Iran held its first ever international marathon this week. But the women were not allowed to participate. They were forced to run in a stadium in hjabs. And liberals cheer this. https://twitter.com/BluehandNews/status/850858605167423488
  • New York man Don McNelly who ran 744 marathons dies at 96

    02/10/2017 9:55:57 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10 February 2017 | Daniel Shanken/AP
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An internationally known runner who completed 744 marathons has died. Don McNelly was 96. McNelly ran his first marathon in Boston in 1969. He was 86 in 2006 when he completed his 700th marathon, eventually reaching his goal with marathon No. 744, the same number of his Navy destroyer in the Pacific during World War II.
  • Florida Marathon Runner Gets Lost, Goes Missing for 12 Hours

    12/06/2016 2:43:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Melissa Kitcher ended up six to seven miles off course — with no phoneMelissa Kitcher had full intentions of completing her first half-marathon Sunday, but it's safe to say she pictured it ending a little bit differently. Kitcher went missing for nearly 12 hours after running off the trail during the Trail Hog Half-Marathon at the Carlton Reserve near Venice in Sarasota County, Florida. "I kept thinking to myself, 'Wow, how do people run these trails? I can't even walk them,'" she said. "When I hit the power lines I said, 'Yes I'm definitely way off course. I'm lost.'" But...
  • Marathon Runner Initially Treated for Flu and Ankle Injury, Leaves Hospital as Multiple Amputee

    05/25/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 24, 2016 | Bigad Shaban, Liza Meak and Felipe Escamilla
    Mario Guzman lived to race. For the last two decades Guzman ran in marathons, half marathons, and competed in multiple ironman triathlons. “It was a passion. It wasn’t a hobby, it was a passion,” Guzman said. That all changed more than three years ago when Guzman went to the doctor after injuring his ankle during a run. “We were very puzzled about his symptoms,” said Ludmila Parada, Mario’s wife. “My husband has a fever, he feels very ill and the foot that was completely unremarkable the day before was all swollen and red and he couldn’t put weight on it.”...
  • North Korean Marathon Runners Accused Of Cheating During Race To Qualify For Olympics

    05/13/2016 7:50:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    CBS Local ^ | May 11, 2016
    North Korean Marathon Runners Accused Of Cheating During Race To Qualify For Olympics May 11, 2016 8:35 PM PYONGYANG, North Korea (CBSNewYork) — Two North Korean marathon runners are accused of cheating during a race to qualify for the Olympics. South African athletes manager Dewald Steyn told Race Results Weekly that Ra Hyon-ho and Ri Kwang-bom cut the course during the Mangyongdae Prize Pyongyang Marathon North Korea to hit the Olympic qualifying time of 2:19:00 set by the International Association of Athletics Federations. Ra finished fourth at 2:15:45, while Ri came in fifth at 2:16:25 during the April 10 marathon....
  • The London Loot-athon (title shortened)

    04/24/2016 5:02:52 PM PDT · by BronzePencil · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 24, 2016 | Amie Gordon
    This is the shocking moment a group of people including parents with children were seen stealing bottles of water from London marathon runners. The mob were pictured descending on tables laid out with liquid in Deptford, south-east London. Eyewitnesses say a group of opportunistic thieves started stealing the bottles minutes after the front runners had passed through.
  • Two Interesting Tidbits from Iran's First Marathon Ever...

    04/14/2016 10:11:48 AM PDT · by Ulmius · 11 replies
    Metro ^ | April 11, 2016
    Two women ran in Iran’s first official marathon on Saturday – despite being banned by the authorities. The race, called ‘I Run Iran’, took in ancient landmarks such as the Gate of All Nations at Persepolis and attracted around 250 runners from 35 different countries, including 12 UK competitors. Hosting the country’s first big race like this open to foreigners was a really exciting project – but organisers came in for some criticism as only men were allowed to race. (read more at link) *** Iran held its first marathon today. Unfortunately, 10 Americans who had planned to race weren't...