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Ultramarathons are to running what the Marquis de Sade was to romance. Not sure I support such extremism. When one of the sport's stars, a frantic rabbit by the name of Shannon Farar-Griefer, runs the infamous Badwater, she races on desert roads so hot...
Tags: Sports, Running, Multiple Sclerosis
They're calling it the Philadelphia Tough Mudder, but we're calling it the hometown Tough Mudder in the Lehigh Valley. According to Meghan Chisolm of DKC Public relations, Marketing & Government Affairs, which is promoting the event, about 21,000...
Called up Bill Iffrig the other morning; he answers — no agent, no publicist. We chat awhile about running and how he came to be America's most famous marathon man. Iffrig is the older gentleman — all table legs and elbows — blown...
Tags: Boston Marathon, Sports, Running
Too bad, you bunch of terrorist punks. You lose again. Just like always. Doesn't matter where you are – whether you're hiding in your pathetic spider hole, tucked away in your fortress on the hill or cowering in the fetal position in the...
The terrible tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon less than two weeks ago is still fresh on our minds, but it's not a reason to give into the threat of terror when it comes to our sporting events, according to local officials. "There is a...
It happened at the finish line. It wouldn't have been any less horrific if it had happened at mile 2 or mile 10 or mile 17, but the fact that the bombs exploded where they did at the Boston Marathon on Monday made the brutality even more symbolic....
Horse racing Retired Hall of Fame trainer Kelly dead at 93 Hall of Fame trainer Thomas J. Kelly died Friday morning at St. Catherine's West Rehabilitation Hospital in Hialeah, Fla., after a brief illness, according to his son, Timothy D. Kelly. He was...
Soon after the explosions, there appeared on the website of The Boston Globe a video of the moment. Runners in the city's iconic marathon are jogging across the finish line and everyone is cheering, when there is a clap of thunder and an orange bloom of...
Parkland assistant track coach Steve Ott had the physical pain that traditionally follows running 26.2 miles — in 3 hours, 29 minutes — but it had company. Emotional and psychological scarring rode alongside the 34-year-old Monday night...
President Barack Obama has made it official. The Boston Marathon bombing was an "act of terror." Here's my message to whoever is responsible: I don't feel terrorized; I feel mad. And furthermore, you will be found. I don't yet know who you are or...
What happened following the Boston Marathon bombings probably surprised those who detonated two explosives near the finish line on Monday. The Boston Marathon was rocked by two bombs placed by a coward near the finish line. This marathon is the elite...
It launched softly, almost silently, like the inaudible patter that Carl Sandburg called the fog that comes in on little cat feet. The Morning Call's "Walk This Way!" campaign, sponsored by Highmark, began more than two months ago as a way to...
May 24, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
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