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  • Joe Biden: "I'm Running As A Proud Democrat For The Senate"

    10/12/2020 12:08:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/12/20
    This is today in Toledo, Ohio.     Joe Biden: "I'm running as a proud Democrat for the Senate" 
  • Caster Semenya LOSES appeal in Swiss Federal Supreme Court over restriction of testosterone levels in female athletes... meaning South African star cannot defend her Olympic 800m title in Toyko next year

    09/09/2020 3:14:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2020 | Riath Al-Samarrai
    Caster Semenya will be unable to defend her 800m Olympic title next year after losing her appeal to Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court against testosterone regulations in female runners. Under rules introduced by World Athletics, and supported by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last year, athletes with 'differences of sexual development' (DSD) are not allowed to compete between 400m and a mile without taking testosterone-reducing drugs. South Africa's two-time 800m Olympic champion Semenya has been pushing through the courts to overturn the ruling but is now unlikely to run at the Tokyo Games unless she qualifies in the 200m.
  • When This Runner Faced Unspeakable Tragedy, Faith Kept Her Going

    08/04/2020 10:41:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 3, 2020 | Tracy Ross
    Distance running with an upper-body amputation is a war against instability. Muscles can strain so much to compensate for the missing limb that they contort your spine, misalign your shoulders, and worsen your imbalance. In 2017, Ashley Jones—then 15 years old—faced a punishing return to high school sports following the amputation of her right arm. On the soccer field, she had collisions so violent that the pain would bring her to the brink of blackout. Later, during cross-country runs, the jostling of the amputation site intensified her phantom pain—which she’d already rated 7 out of 10 on normal days—to as...
  • I Ran 22 Miles in a Mask Just to Show That They are Safe"

    07/30/2020 12:27:04 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 75 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 28, 2020 | Tom Lawton
    My enduring memories of the pandemic in 2020 will be centered around one thing: masks. They have been central to my work over the past five months - but I never expected that I would become a target for internet trolls after proving how safe it is to wear a mask. I am a doctor working in the intensive care at Bradford Royal Infirmary, England so in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak...
  • New York City Marathon canceled over coronavirus concerns

    06/24/2020 7:51:03 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 24, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    The race — which hosts more than 50,000 runners from all over the world — had been set to celebrate its 50th anniversary in November. “While the marathon is an iconic and beloved event in our city, I applaud New York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
  • Mansfield NAACP hosting run/walk to honor Ahmaud Arbery

    05/20/2020 11:09:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    @MansfieldNJ ^ | 5/20/20
    It will begin 12:30 p.m. at the entrance of Johns Park and end at Central Park. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be observed.— MansfieldNewsJournal (@MansfieldNJ) May 20, 2020
  • NYT: Running While Black: Our Readers Respond

    05/19/2020 5:14:31 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/18/20 | Kurt Streeter
    Black runners make exhaustive mental checklists, are confronted by suspicious neighbors and fear for their lives when they go out to log miles. We asked readers to share their experiences of “running while black.” Here is a selection of those submissions, led by an essay from Kurt Streeter, one of our writers. Responses have been edited for clarity and length. SEATTLE — Our jog was just beginning when my young son asked the question. “Dad, today can we go through my favorite neighborhood?” During the pandemic, we’ve made a habit of running together in the early evening. We course down...
  • Why Dr. Anthony Fauci Runs

    03/30/2020 12:16:19 PM PDT · by rintintin · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 19 2020 | By Ben Cohen and Louise Radnofsky
    The most influential man in American public health is a 79-year-old former marathoner who jogs and power walks as much as possible. ‘There was almost nothing that could stop us,’ his running partner says
  • 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...
  • Vegan runner asks neighbors to close windows when cooking meat with 'offensive' odor

    03/02/2020 11:08:05 PM PST · by knighthawk · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 02 2020 | David Aaro
    A self-proclaimed "vegan runner" from Berkeley, California received backlash on Saturday after asking neighbors to close their windows when cooking meat because the smells were 'overpowering and offensive.' The rant was posted to @BestNextDoor -- an account that houses neighborhood drama -- which showed the runner had requested nearby residents only barbeque vegetables because it's "always hard for me this time of year when the weather starts warming up." "Several nights a week I'm out running around dinnertime and when people have their windows open I can smell what they are cooking," the request said. "I've noticed a sharp uptick...
  • The Olympic Marathon Trials Are Just the Start of Molly Seidel’s Comeback

    02/28/2020 7:51:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 26, 2020 | Johanna Gretschel
    Four years ago, Molly Seidel wasn’t just the next big thing. She was the top female distance runner in the NCAA with four national titles and the Olympic Trials on the horizon. But instead of signing a splashy contract with a shoe company, Seidel was sidelined with a sacral stress fracture and watched the U.S. Olympic Track Trials from the stands at Hayward Field, where her Notre Dame teammate Dani Aragon gave her a reality check. “You look like you’re dying,” Seidel remembers her friend saying. “You need to get help.” The truth was, the fastest woman in the NCAA...
  • Australian Runner Finds Corks With Nails on Populated Trail

    01/27/2020 2:29:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 22, 2020 | Andrew Dawson
    An Australian runner found an unpleasant surprise while running on Monday near his home in New South Wales. Paul Roberts, 42, was doing run-walk intervals at Lake Macquarie State Conservation Park. when he saw what looked like a man-made pile of leaves along the trail. Though not heavily populated, the trail does get foot and bike traffic, which is why Roberts was shocked when he kicked off the top of the leaves and found wine corks with nails through them. These are similar to historic weapons known as caltrops. At first, Roberts said he didn’t think much of his initial...
  • Marine Plants American Flag Every Mile for Veterans With PTSD

    01/20/2020 10:56:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 18, 2020 | Andrew Dawson
    To close out her 2019, Lupita Hernandez stopped after every mile to plant a small flag along Interstate-10 between Houston and San Antonio. Each pause in her 200-mile run was to honor a fellow veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), something she has dealt with since she retired from the Marines in 2004. PTSD still affects her life each day, whether personally or in Hernandez’s work in the Veteran Treatment Court in Harris County, Texas. On average, 22 veterans commit suicide everyday, and that’s a statistic that is always on her mind. “I wanted to bring awareness to the stigma...
  • I Ran a 10K Through the World’s Largest Wine Cellar

    01/14/2020 7:49:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 7, 2020 | Jennifer Hattam
    At the starting line, I stamped my feet in the snow and repeated this mantra: ‘There’ll be hot wine at the end.’ The promise of plentiful wine, local color, and a unique experience had drawn me to travel on a bitingly cold, gray January weekend to Moldova, one of the least-visited countries in Europe. I was running the Mileștii Mici Wine Run, a 10k race through the world's largest wine cellar. With a total 125 miles of underground passages, there’s plenty of room to stage an ultra here; the 10K Wine Run explores a mere fraction of the tunnels. Conditions...
  • Disney World Half Marathon brings women together again to run for mental health after friend’s death

    01/10/2020 5:43:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2020 | Stephen Ruiz
    When Dave Cassidy was asked to help a group of women train for the 2010 Walt Disney World Half Marathon, he readily accepted. Cassidy worked in the sports rehabilitation department at what was then Florida Hospital, but he likely never had done something like this before. Neither had the women, nearly 20 in all, competitive to their core but with little experience running, much less that far. "He really became the center of why we were there,'' said Kari Conley, one of the runners. "I don’t know if we could have achieved it without him.'' Cassidy helped 16 of the...
  • I Ran 8 Half Marathons. Then, at 38, I Had a Stroke.

    12/31/2019 4:59:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 27, 2019 | Laura Pugh, as told to Peter Moore
    I certainly didn’t fit the classic profile of the aging stroke victim. At the time of my brain explosion, I was 38. I’d run eight half-marathons and had a diet and exercise regimen that helped me cross those finish lines. But I also had an intense job that involved booking groups—including NBA teams—into hotels in San Francisco. That’s what I was doing at 2 a.m. on the Friday before Christmas in 2013, welcoming the Los Angeles Lakers to their hotel. I got four hours of sleep that night, then drove 90 miles to my mother’s house to drop off holiday...
  • 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...
  • Pacer Wins Abu Dhabi Marathon by 2 Minutes, Takes Home $100,000

    12/08/2019 7:32:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 6, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Reuban Kipyego took his pacing duties an unexpected step further when he won the Abu Dhabi Marathon on Friday, December 6. As the designated runner who was tasked with pacing the elite field through a specific point in the race, the 23-year-old Kenyan was expected to drop out around 30K. But Kipyego kept running all the way through the finish line, breaking the tape in a time of 2:04:40. The pacemaker turned champion beat runner-up Joel Kimurer by a minute and 41 seconds. As the marathon champion, Kipyego earned $100,000 in prize money. “I was setting the pace for the...
  • Is Boston Marathon Fundraising Out of Control?

    12/05/2019 6:09:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    s Boston Marathon Fundraising Out of Control? ^ | December 3, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    Aaron Stevens will run the Boston Marathon for the sixth time in April, and his fifth as part of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute team. For each of the past two years, he has raised $16,000 for the cancer center. The effort is personal. Stevens lost a cousin in her 30s to colon cancer, and his father survived grueling treatment for bladder cancer that included a nine-week stay in intensive care. He’s got his two-pronged fundraising strategy down pat—an email list of 500 people get monthly appeals from him, and he can count on at least 100 of those people to...
  • Is Hillary Still Thinking about Running in 2020?

    12/05/2019 8:34:54 AM PST · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | December 5, 2019 9:46 AM | Kyle Smith
    My friend Maureen Callahan (who, like me, is a longtime fan of Howard Stern’s celebrity interviews, which elicit more frankness than anybody’s) says Hillary Clinton’s appearance on the Stern show amounts to her “biggest hint yet that she’s mulling a 2020 presidential run.” Clinton is ostensibly on tour to promote one of those “book projects” — I didn’t say “books” — slapped together by ghostwriters that she and her daughter keep putting their names on for the apparent sole purpose of giving them a hook for television appearances. As Callahan notes, on the Stern show Clinton more or less dropped...