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  • The Body of Missing Runner Jerika Binks May Have Been Found in a Utah Ravine

    04/17/2019 8:47:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 17, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    The heartbreaking mystery of Jerika Binks, the Utah runner who disappeared over a year ago while on a trail run near her home in American Fork, may finally find some closure. On Monday afternoon, local authorities announced they had found the skeletal remains of a body in the general area that Binks was last known to have been, and with multiple personal items known to belong to Binks, according to a press release issued by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. The remains showed evidence of an injury, though nothing at this point suggests foul play. Sergeant Spencer Cannon of the...
  • Painful, Heavy Periods Made Her Dread Running. A Diagnosis Helped Her Embrace It

    04/10/2019 7:45:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 8, 2019 | Emily Shiffer
    Growing up, Kelly Pietkiwicz, 29, wasn’t a runner. Sprints were her least favorite form of exercise, and she gravitated to swimming and competitive cheerleading instead. But while she was preparing to move to Nashville, Tennessee, from Memphis after college, she wanted to find a way to keep connected to Memphis. The answer? The St. Jude’s Half Marathon. “St. Jude’s Research Hospital is located in Memphis, and I had volunteered there,” she told Runner’s World. “My sister Micky was also leaving Memphis, and we both felt like we needed a way to keep Memphis a part of our lives.” So when...
  • Runner Still Missing After Starting Malaysian Ultra 10 Days Ago

    04/05/2019 9:18:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 2, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    Ten days after disappearing in the middle of a trail race on March 23, a Malaysian runner is still nowhere to be found. Encik Amri, the technical director of Gopeng Ultra Trail (GUT), confirmed to Runner’s World that Mohammad Ashraf bin Hasan was missing, and that a search and rescue mission of various local groups continues to scour the area of his last known whereabouts. Local authorities, who are directing the search, asked him not to give a full interview before their investigation was complete, he said. Ashraf was one of several hundred competing in the 25K distance (others attempted...
  • After a 6-Year Running Break, This Fitness Entrepreneur Took on the Antarctica Marathon

    04/02/2019 6:13:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 30, 2019 | Paige Triola
    After a six-year hiatus from running, Anne Mahlum got back into it big time, finishing up her goal of completing a marathon on every continent. Her last remaining one? Antarctica. She crossed that off her list on March 17, and she did it for a good cause: She ended up raising $102,927 for the New York City chapter of Back on My Feet, a nonprofit she had founded in 2007 that uses​ running and community to empower people experiencing homelessness. While Mahlum hadn’t laced up in six years, she wasn’t inactive. She had been busy growing her boutique fitness company...
  • Oklahoma Woman Finishes Marathon One Year After Getting Shot in the Head Twice

    03/21/2019 12:43:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 20, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    In February, Bonnie VanDeraa approached the finish line of the Sweetheart 5K in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With a determined look in her eye, and loads of cheers from the crowd, she focused on putting one foot in front of the other. This race was a major milestone for her; it was the first she’d complete without the aid of a walker in more than a year. At that point, VanDeraa had been running for a little more than five years, starting after she signed up for that same race back in 2014 with a coworker. Following that, she completed a bunch...
  • Beto O’Rourke Runs St. Patrick’s-Themed 5K in Iowa

    03/19/2019 6:53:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 18, 2019 | Daisy Hernandez
    Unless you knew to look for bib number 173, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke was easy to miss among the crowd of 141 runners this past weekend in North Liberty, Iowa, a suburb of Iowa City. O’Rourke donned a low-key look consisting of a white cap, shorts over black tights, and running shoes as he kicked off his Saturday with a St. Patrick’s-themed 5K while campaigning in the Hawkeye State. He finished in 24:29, good enough to place third in his age group (40-49). The 5K came just two days after another race announcement: On Thursday, O’Rourke posted a video...
  • Meet the Women Taking Back the Streets of Chicago

    03/16/2019 8:31:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 15, 2019 | Eden Boudreau
    Holding your keys between your knuckles. Rearranging your schedule to squeeze in a daytime workout. Constantly scanning your surroundings. Avoiding running alone in the dark. Ask any female runner and she will tell you that she’s had to take one or more of these precautions at some point when running outside in public spaces like running trails or city streets. It’s not just the fear of assault that keeps women off the streets when night falls, but the tragic murders of young women like Mollie Tibbetts, Wendy Martinez, or Vanessa Marcotte that hit close to home. Because of this, many...
  • Cancer Survivor and Runner With Special Needs Completes Half Marathon in Team Effort

    03/16/2019 2:04:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 13, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    When Anastasia Pursel crossed the finish line of the Bakersfield Half Marathon, she did it with a team by her side. As she ran through the straightaway the morning of November 18, her friends Bryan Matthews and James Miller held each of her hands. While the crowd cheered enthusiastically, Matthews carried a hand-painted sign with the message, “Victory Is Mine.” Only 8 years old, Pursel is already a fighter. At 17 months, she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer that starts in the bone marrow. After six months in the hospital and another six months in isolation,...
  • Should Races Give Medals to Guide Runners for Visually-Impaired Participants?

    03/06/2019 7:09:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 5, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    Back at the start of the year, an unexpected controversy arose regarding the London Marathon’s rules and regulations for guide runners who support visually-impaired participants in the race. For years, London’s official policy said guide runners could not receive a medal, despite having traversed the 26.2 miles with their partner like every other finisher. (In reality, volunteers at the finish line handed everyone a medal who wanted one, and a London Marathon official told Runner’s World UK they didn’t enforce the rule. But many were upset at the principle of the stance.) Runner’s World UK and other media outlets sourced...
  • WWII Vet Celebrates 100th Birthday With 20th-Straight Cowtown 5K

    03/03/2019 8:14:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 2, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    Ernie Lacroix reached two milestones on February 23: He finished his 20th-straight Cowtown 5K, and his first race as a 100-year-old. The Fort Worth, Texas, resident hit the century mark the day before on February 22, and what better way to celebrate than to do so by embarking on that time-honored tradition? “I have no idea of what prompted me to give the Cowtown a go,” Lacroix told Runner’s World. “I knew beforehand that I didn’t have a chance to win anything, but all the people obviously enjoying the competition looked like fun, so I gave it a go. I...
  • The Inspiring Reason This Dad Pushed His Quintuplets 1.1 Miles More Than a Marathon

    03/02/2019 10:08:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 1, 2019 | Hailey Middlebrook
    If you’ve ever wielded a stroller carrying a baby while running, you know just how awkward and difficult it can be. You can’t swing both of your arms freely at once, your stride is sometimes cut short, and no matter how “lightweight” the stroller’s packaging promised it would be, it’s a beast to push up hills. Now imagine that you have to push not one, but five kids in one—and for 26.2 miles. That will give you an idea of what 37-year-old Chad Kempel experienced at the Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach, California, on February 3. Kempel is a...
  • Harvard Runner Loses Shoe, Gains Gruesome Injury on Way to Winning Championship 3K

    03/01/2019 8:03:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 28, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    The track may feel smooth under your feet when you’re wearing spikes or trainers, but with bare feet, you truly feel the roughness of the terrain. That was a hard lesson learned over the weekend at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when Harvard junior Kieran Tuntivate lost his shoe between the 400 and 500 meter mark of the race. His shoe began slipping off after a competitor stepped on its back heel, creating an unnatural and uncomfortable motion about 300 meters into the race. Soon, Tuntivate had enough, and forced the shoe off his foot, leaving...
  • 35-Year-Old Runner Thought She Had Bronchitis. She Was 2 Weeks Away From a Widowmaker

    03/01/2019 8:41:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 28, 2019 | Emily Shiffer
    Jen Hummel, 35, has always been a runner. After spending her high school years running cross country, she kept it up recreationally, balancing training runs and races with taking care of her two young children. “For me, it’s the best exercise and gives me time to think,” she says. But in early December, she started to experience pain and discomfort almost immediately after she’d start running. “I had pain going down my arms and in my chest. It would come up in my chin,” she explained. “I’ve always been someone who can push myself, but after I’d get up to...
  • 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,...
  • Baltimore’s So Segregated, Even Strava Shows It. These Runners Want to Change That

    02/20/2019 7:15:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 19, 2019 | Robbe Reddinger
    It’s a warm summer evening and Devan Clapp is standing outside his two-story brick row house in northeast Baltimore’s Ramblewood neighborhood. The streets are quiet, with postage-stamp lawns; a transition area between the city and the suburbs of Baltimore County just a couple miles north. This neighborhood, like every other Baltimore neighborhood Clapp’s family has lived in the last hundred years, was predominantly white, before it wasn’t. He talks of how, in the 1980s, the skin color of his mother and father, godmother and brother, drove their white neighbors up and over to the “more-welcoming” side of the county line....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 87-Year-Old Runner Vows to Hit All-American Times at Age 90

    02/12/2019 7:11:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 8, 2019 | McGee Nall
    Even though the high temperature will likely be well below freezing today in Adrian, Michigan, you can bet that Everett Luoma, 87, will venture outside for a run. If it’s too cold for his liking, he’ll likely enjoy a longer run at the indoor track at Siena Heights University, where he serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the school’s cross-country and track teams. No matter where he gets in his workout, Luoma just needs to run—he’s kept a running streak since November, 2017, and made a log of each run ever since. Not only that, but he believes he’s...
  • Philadelphia Nurse Nails an Olympic ‘A’ Qualifying Time in the Marathon

    02/10/2019 7:00:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 7, 2019 | Hailey Middlebrook
    No one would have expected a full-time nurse from Philadelphia to keep pace with the elites at one of the top marathons in the country, but that’s just what Samantha Roecker did in December. At the California International Marathon (CIM), which saw 99 women qualify for the Olympic Trials, the top three women finished almost exactly one minute apart. Emma Bates, who recently signed on with Asics, won in 2:28:19. HOKA Northern Arizona Elite’s Stephanie Bruce finished second in 2:29:21. Then Roecker, an unsponsored runner, crossed the Sacramento finish line in 2:30:25. “The race was all a blur,” Roecker, 27,...
  • New Yorker Designs Ultrarunning Routes That Make Every Workout a History Lesson

    02/04/2019 7:21:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 1, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    New York City resident Todd Aydelotte has come up with an inventive way to make long runs in the city interesting: Turn them into a history lesson. It started about two years ago, when he started running longer distances. Inspired by ultrarunners like Tommy Rivers Puzey and Timothy Olson, who seem to run wild, free, and connected to the land, Aydelotte wanted to bring that to his own runs. But running in canyons and near streams is not easily feasible in the concrete jungle. Aydelotte needed to find a different way to motivate himself to go farther and distract himself...