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  • How Coronavirus Is Impacting Running Events

    03/12/2020 9:08:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 10, 2020 | The Runner's World Editors
    As the novel coronavirus rapidly spread worldwide and concern continues to grow, a number of international sporting events have been impacted, including several professional running events. One of the first major events to see a shift in schedule was the Tokyo Marathon at the beginning of March; the marathon was only held for the elites, and the non-elite runners were given entry to the 2021 race. With the global crisis becoming more dire, race organizers have proactively started to reschedule or altogether cancel races set to take place in the next few weeks, due to the uncertainty of the virus’s...
  • Two Years After Open Heart Surgery, Erin Menefee Qualifies for Olympic Trials

    12/25/2019 4:05:42 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 23, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Two and a half years ago, Erin Menefee didn’t know if she’d be able to run competitively again after having open heart surgery. But on December 8, the 27-year-old physical therapist realized her dream when she qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials at the California International Marathon (CIM) in Sacramento with a time of 2:43:10. Surrounded by dozens of other women who qualified for the first time, Menefee basked in the accomplishment of a goal that motivated her throughout the long recovery. For the first time since she underwent surgery for a rare congenital heart defect in July...
  • How Running Helps the Rockettes Execute Their Famous High Kicks

    12/04/2019 12:12:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 3, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    The holiday season brings with it festive treats, sparkling lights, and The Radio City Rockettes. And, for many of these high-kicking dancers, running throughout the year ensures they can perfectly execute their routines multiple times a day all season long. In preparation for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the women spend months rehearsing for six hours a day, six days a week. During the height of the Christmas season from the beginning of November through the beginning January, the 36 dancers are performing up to four 90-minute shows a day, as many as 17 per week. During this time, their...
  • Cancer Is a Constant, But So Too Is Running

    11/15/2019 8:04:07 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 14, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    In her decade of living and running with cancer, last year was Carol Chaoui’s toughest yet. But in 2019, she’s mounted a remarkable comeback. She has stage 4 breast cancer and stage 4 thyroid cancer, but Chaoui, now 56, finished the New York City Marathon on November 3 in 5:39:34—faster than 13-minute pace—even though she has tumors all over her body, including in her brain. And she mostly walked for the last 19 miles after stumbling several times in the early going. “I’m a pretty fast walker,” she quipped after the race. Chaoui was first diagnosed with breast cancer in...
  • She Felt ‘Poisoned’ by Chemo. Tackling Ultras Helped Her Heal

    09/24/2019 8:39:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runner's World ^ | September 23, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    At age 35, with six months of chemotherapy and three weeks of radiation behind her for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Oregon resident Karen Baas didn’t feel relief because her treatments had ended. She felt poisoned. “Of course I was grateful to have had treatment and get past it,” she told Runner’s World. “But before I got cancer, I was a vet tech, and one of the chemicals we use for euthanasia is red. It turned out one of my infusion chemo drugs is also red. I can’t tell you how disturbing it is to make that mental connection.” Three days after her...
  • Rosie Ruiz, Infamous for Cheating 1980 Boston Marathon, Dies at 66

    08/08/2019 5:35:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 8, 2019 | Roger Robinson
    Rosie Ruiz, whose name is notoriously synonymous with marathon cheating, died on July 8, from cancer, according to an obituary posted by her family in Palm Beach, Florida. She was 66 and known as Rosie M. Vivas. Ruiz infamously jumped into the 1980 Boston Marathon in the final stretch of the race and claimed the women’s win ahead of the true champion, Jacqueline Gareau of Québec. Runners and fans have always resented that Ruiz basked in acclamation for her supposed come-from-behind victory and refused to admit guilt. Gareau had to cross the finish line with no recognition of her course...
  • How This North Dakota Runner Beat Alcoholism on Her Way to a 2:49 Marathon

    07/10/2019 7:36:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 8, 2019 | Hailey Middlebrook
    It all came crashing down one morning in April 2015, when April Lund was 32. The evening before, she had stayed out late drinking, and she woke up alone in her apartment in Bismarck, North Dakota, with no idea of how she got there. “I blacked out completely,” she told Runner’s World. “That’s when I knew I had to change my life.” At the time, Lund was overweight and had been struggling with an alcohol addiction for about eight years. She had just moved to Bismarck from St. Louis, Missouri, where she said her social life centered around drinking. While...
  • This Seven-Time Marathoner Gets Candid About Running With Crohn’s Disease

    02/26/2019 6:58:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 22, 2019 | Barbara Broday
    When most people scope out a new gym, they tend to focus on the quality of the equipment, range of class offerings, and amenities in the locker room. Alison Feller, however, wants to know about the bathrooms. “I go to Orangetheory because they have three,” she says. Feller has Crohn’s disease, so knowing that there are plenty of restrooms nearby is pretty important. During a flare, patients often have frequent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and fever. Pain, fatigue, and weight loss are common, too, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Mayo Clinic. Although every patient is different,...
  • 4 Recovery Secrets From the Man Who Just Ran the Fastest 10 Marathons in 10 Days

    02/18/2019 8:20:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 15, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    Ultrarunner Michael Wardian goes from one running challenge to the next. His most recent? Breaking the record for the fastest time completing 10 marathons in 10 days. He crushed the world record, which included seven races across the seven continents in seven days during the World Marathon Challenge, and three more back on his home soil near Washington, D.C., Wardian averaged a speedy pace of 2:55:17 per marathon. Then, he finished up that stretch with a 5K with his dog, Rosie, the day after the 10 races. Here at Runner’s World, we were left wondering how the ultrarunning star is...
  • 85-Year-Old Beats Cancer, Finishes Fifth Marathon—and Cross-Trains With Some Zumba

    12/10/2018 8:03:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 9, 2018 | McGee Nall
    Moon Fahel from San Antonio, Texas, had just gotten home from a martial arts class that he’s been taking for the last 15 years when he answered the phone call from Runner’s World. It wasn’t an anomaly—he stays busy with other classes during rest of the week, too: kickboxing, Zumba, athletic dancing, and BODYPUMP, among others. Plus, he just ran his fifth marathon this past Sunday at the San Antonio Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon. Oh, and he’s 85 years of age. (The word “old” doesn’t have a place in his vocabulary.) “I don’t know what old is,” Fahel said. “If...
  • Thanks USA Network for NCIS Marathons

    05/21/2008 8:03:30 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 80 replies · 6,243+ views
    USA Network promo | 5/23/2008 | DGHoodini
    Just a personal 'Thank You', to the Powers That Be, at USA Network, who are about to save me some $48 DL fees, by running two NCIS "marathons" this weekend on Friday and Monday...24 total episodes, 12 each day, of episodes I haven't watched yet. All ready set up to watch/record them. >8o)