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  • 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...
  • Dog accidentally runs US half-marathon, finishes in an impressive seventh place

    01/27/2016 9:22:55 AM PST · by beaversmom · 48 replies
    IMGUR ^ | January 25, 2016 | AllTheGoodNmesAreTaken2
    Dog accidentally runs US half-marathon, finishes in an impressive seventh place by AllTheGoodNamesAreTaken2 · 2 days ago Early Saturday morning, Ludivine, a two-and-a-half-year-old hound dog, was let out of the house in Elkmont, Alabama, to do her business. Prone to roaming around town at will, Ludivine snuck out of the backyard and made her way to the starting area of the inaugural Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon about a quarter mile away. Ludivine proceeded to mingle with the runners, run the entire 13.1-mile course, cross the finish line in an unofficial 1:32:56, and have a medal draped over her...
  • Black Lives Matter plans protest to stop marathon runners

    09/28/2015 1:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | September 28, 2015
    A local chapter of activist group Black Lives Matter is planning on stopping Twin Cities Marathon runners from crossing the finish line. According to a WCCO report, the protesters will form a physical barrier of people to stop runners in their tracks. Protesters told the station that the marathon is a good place to cause peaceful disruption. Some who plan on running the race said on Facebook that they were angered by the planned protest, saying it might lead to violent encounters. The protest is organized for Oct. 4 at a park about half a mile from the race's finish...
  • Black Lives Matter to 'Disrupt' Twin Cities Marathon

    09/27/2015 6:14:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/26/15 | Russell Barnes
    Two weeks after disrupting light rail service on the Vikings’ home opener, Black Lives Matter St. Paul plans to “disrupt” another major event – the Twin Cities Marathon. The protest, dubbed #BlackMarathon, is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 4 at Boyd Park in St. Paul. The marathon starts at 8 a.m. and is one of the ten largest marathons in the country. Black Lives Matter St. Paul announced their plans Friday in a press release posted to their Facebook page, citing what they describe as the “beating” of 15-year-old Tyree Tucker by a Saint Paul police officer...
  • 92-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Woman to Finish Marathon

    05/31/2015 2:48:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A 92-year-old cancer survivor has become the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, ran the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego on Sunday with a 7 hour, 24 minute and 36 second unofficial race time. "I have no idea if I'm going to be able to do it, but I'm going to try," Thompson said at a news conference on Friday prior to her race.
  • Jury sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for marathon attack

    05/15/2015 4:17:29 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15 2015 | Laurel J. Sweet, Joe Dwinell and Owen Boss
    A jury's ruling today to sentence marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death is "justice" and a warning Boston "will not tolerate terrorism," survivors and police said after the verdict. "This is nothing to celebrate. This is justice," said survivor Michael Ward. "He wanted to go to hell and he's going to get there early." The verdict against Tsarnaev, who'll turn 22 in July, was announced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole Jr.'s courtroom clerk Paul Lyness. Tsarnaev showed no emotion as the verdict was read. Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost a third of her left leg...
  • "Rolling Stone" Cover Boy Sentenced To Death

    05/15/2015 1:42:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 15,2015 | John Nolte
    In a first for the embattled publication, one of Rolling Stone’s cover boys was sentenced to death by a federal jury in Boston late Friday afternoon. This is a double whammy this week for the left-wing publication. On top of losing its cover boy, Rolling Stone was also sued this week over a fake rape story published earlier this year.
  • Boston Marathon Jihad Murderer Tsarnaev Unrepentant

    04/23/2015 3:24:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    As prosecutors argued Wednesday that Boston Marathon jihad mass murderer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should get the death penalty, they released a video of the young jihadi three months after his attack, looking into the security camera in his cell, primping his hair in the reflection, and then flashing the V sign and then giving his middle finger to his jailers.
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor crosses the finish line with prosthetic leg

    04/20/2015 4:44:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    foxct.com ^ | Samantha Schoenfeld
    On April 15, 2013 Gregory was standing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon when two bombs went off in quick succession, leaving her severely injured. After 35 surgeries and an eventual amputation, Gregory has finally come full circle. On Monday, she ran the last 3.5 miles of the Boston Marathon. Gregory told ESPN that she initially planned to run the whole thing, but that her doctor told her last week she’d do too much damage to her body. Last Wednesday, a year to the day from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Gregory wrote on her Facebook page about...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Guilty in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

    04/08/2015 11:18:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | Katharine Q. Seeyle
    After 11 hours of deliberations over two days, a federal jury on Wednesday found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a failing college student and the youngest child in a dispersed Russian immigrant family, guilty of the 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon, the worst act of terrorism on American soil since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The bombings almost two years ago transformed one of the world’s most prestigious road races on a glorious spring afternoon into a scene of carnage with bodies strewn across Boylston Street, giving the nation a horrifying glimpse into the consequences of homegrown, self-taught terrorism. The bombs,...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Found Guilty. Faces Death Penalty Trial.

    04/08/2015 11:16:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NBC News Live Feed ^ | April 8, 2015 | Staff
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Found Guilty. Faces Death Penalty Trial.
  • Police created 'dangerous crossfire' in pursuing Boston bombers: report

    04/06/2015 7:56:26 PM PDT · by bornred · 34 replies
    Yahoooooo ^ | Fri, 3 Apr, 2015 | Elizabeth Barber
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Law enforcement created "dangerous crossfire situations" while trying to apprehend the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, according to a state report on the emergency response that was released on Friday. Police officers lacked "weapons discipline" during a gun battle with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed a short time later, in the early hours of April 19, 2013, the report found. [snip] While the first officers in the Watertown gun-battle used their weapons appropriately, others later improperly self-deployed to the scene without assignments, the report said. "Additional officers arriving on scene...
  • LA Marathoners see epic Obama scandal "mile markers"

    03/16/2015 7:57:40 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 18 replies
    IJ Review ^ | March 16, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    The Los Angeles Marathon was held Sunday, starting at Dodger Stadium, winding through downtown LA and Hollywood, and finishing in Santa Monica. Part of the uniqueness of the course is the entertainment and spectacle along the route. Guerrilla street artist Sabo, added a little something extra for this year’s participants: street_19 Each of the sixteen posters copied the style of the marketing materials for the race. Here’s the logo from the race organizers: Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 10.50.47 AM And here’s the slightly revised one that was on the bottom of each of the posters: Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 10.51.53...