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  • Jeannie Rice Smashes Her Own Marathon World Record

    10/13/2019 8:02:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | Sarah Lorge Butler
    Jeannie Rice is faster at 71 than she was at 70. In October 2018, she stunned the running community when she broke 3:30 for a marathon, running 3:27:50 in Chicago. On September 29, almost one year later, she broke her own 70–74 world record in Berlin, running 3:24:48. She averaged 7:49 per mile. Rice, who splits her time between Mentor, Ohio, and Naples, Florida, ran even splits most of the race. All her 5Ks were in the 23-minute range, until the 35-kilometer mark (about 21.7 miles). Then she slowed to a 26:34. “I faded the last 5K, but I knew...
  • Eliud Kipchoge becomes first person to run marathon in less than 2 hours

    10/12/2019 6:24:22 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2019 | AP
    Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record. Kipchoge was supported by 36 pacemakers who accompanied him in alternating groups, one of the reasons the IAAF will not ratify the time as a world record.
  • CNN Lost Their Mind (Again): Guess How Long Their Climate Change Town Hall Is

    08/27/2019 5:49:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies ^ | August 27, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Just when we thought CNN couldn't get any more pathetic, they prove us wrong...again. The network on Tuesday announced their climate change town hall. The debate, scheduled for Sept. 4th will be seven hours long. Yes, seven hours. The reason? The network wants to give each of the 10 candidates ample time to respond to questions during this "unprecedented prime-time event." Each of the 10 candidates will be given 40 minutes to discuss their plans to address climate change. Hosts Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon will act as moderators. Here's the schedule of events:...
  • Meet Yao Miao, the Best Ultrarunner You’ve Never Heard Of

    07/08/2019 7:52:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 5, 2019 | Pavel Toropov
    Waving the Chinese national flag above her head, face ecstatic, Yao Miao sprints through thick, cheering crowds lining the streets of Chamonix, France. It’s September 2, 2018, and the 23-year-old runner is about to win one of the world’s premier mountain ultras—the 62-mile division of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB). She crosses the finish line in 11 hours, 57 minutes, and 46 seconds. The second place woman, American Katie Schide, is more than 30 minutes behind her. Despite a race that’s infamous for its high-altitude passages and grueling weather conditions, Yao Miao’s stride and posture betray no signs...
  • 70-Year-Old Marathoner, Accused of Cheating, Found Dead in Los Angeles

    07/07/2019 6:16:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 5, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    Frank Meza, a South Pasadena, California, physician who was recently disqualified from the Los Angeles Marathon for not following race rules, was found dead on July 4 in a dry channel of the Los Angeles River, numerous outlets reported. Meza was 70 when he recorded a time of 2:53:10 at the Los Angeles Marathon on March 24 this year. His time was 90 seconds faster than the official age group world record for the distance, 2:54:48, set in 2004. Meza’s performance raised suspicions among those online who root out race cheaters, especially because Meza had already been disqualified twice from...
  • Why a Catholic Marathoner and Jewish Leader Embraced at the Pittsburgh Finish

    05/22/2019 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Runner's World ^ | May 20, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    Walking through the Pittsburgh airport with his wife last October after a beautiful Hawaiian vacation, Matt Scoletti immediately felt the enormous shift that had happened in his hometown. The usual banter and laughter were gone, replaced by a heartbreaking heaviness. A huge sign that adopted the Pittsburgh Steelers logo read “Stronger Than Hate,” in response to the mass shooting in the city that occurred at the Tree of Life, Dor Hadash, and New Light House of Worship on October 27th. Scoletti stood in front of it, and a wave of resolve washed over him. “This was not only an attack...
  • With Her Family Behind Her, 48-Year-Old Virginia Mom Qualifies for Olympic Trials

    05/19/2019 5:56:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Runner's World ^ | May 16, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    When Perry Shoemaker crossed the finish line of the Eugene Marathon in 2:43:33, qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials, it was the realization of a dream she had pondered as a possibility since 2015. She had kept the goal quiet, sharing it only with those closest to her. She’s a runner, a mom, and a preschool teacher, and, well, she’s realistic. Sometimes things go according to plan. Other times they don’t, and that’s okay, too. Plus, she’s 48 years old, and she didn’t know how many chances she had left. For her to run the sub-2:45 she needed? Everything...
  • House Democrats plan marathon public reading Mueller report; not a ploy lawmaker insists <tr>

    05/15/2019 3:01:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    House Democrats plan marathon public reading of 448-page Mueller report; 'It's not a ploy,' lawmaker insists More than 20 House Democrats are planning a grueling 12-hour-long public reading of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation in its entirety, except for the redacted parts, on Thursday. At the forefront of the spectacle is Pennsylvania Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon, vice chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, who’s been rallying other Democrats to join her in the public reading of the report that found no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, though it also noted there are 10 instances...
  • Friday’s Hot Clicks: An Extremely Badass Dog Has Run Over 100 Miles Through the Sahara

    04/12/2019 6:19:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    SI ^ | April 12, 2019 | Dan Grantland
    Consisting of 140 miles through the Sahara Desert, the six-day Marathon des Sables in Morocco is one of the toughest races on earth. And this year, a dog has run almost the whole thing. Runners and organizers are calling the pooch Cactus, and he joined the legendary race midway through Monday’s second stage. Since then the dog has been inseperable from the rest of the pack, running alongside the people and holding up just as well as any of them.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Runners Brave Minnesota Polar Vortex for 135-Mile Ultramarathon

    02/02/2019 12:47:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 30, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    You may be bundled up during the polar vortex that’s sweeping the nation, but for some outdoor enthusiasts, it was the perfect temperature for this year’s Arrowhead 135 ultramarathon. The a race is purposely held in late January or early February each year to line up with what they hope is the coldest temperatures of the year. It runs roughly 135 miles between International Falls, Minnesota, to Lake Vermillion in Minnesota along the arrowhead State Trail. This year, they were right on the money, as temperatures dropped as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit. “It’s supposed to be coupled with this...
  • Meet Beatie Deutsch, the Ultra-Orthodox Runner Setting Records and Shattering Expectations

    Halfway through the Tiberias Marathon in Tiberias, Israel, on January 4, Bracha “Beatie” Deutsch thought victory was in the bag. But then she saw another female runner, Israeli marathon record holder Elena Dolinin, far up ahead, and her heart sank. “She is a 2:35 marathoner, and I didn’t think she would slow down,” Deutsch told Runner’s World. “I was disappointed, because my family was all there watching.” Cheering on the sidelines were the 29-year-old’s husband and their five children. If being a mother didn’t make the runner stand out from the rest of the elite field, her running attire—a long-sleeved...
  • She Had Open-Heart Surgery—and Vows to Qualify for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials

    01/16/2019 7:17:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 15, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Erin Menefee’s doctors have a nickname for her: Supergirl. Similar to the comic book hero, the 26-year-old physical therapist has faced obstacles head-on with tenacity. But in her case, her superhuman strength comes in the form of running marathons less than two years after open-heart surgery. Menefee first noticed something wrong in December of 2015, when she took off on a long run during a break in her day at San Diego State University, where she was studying to become a physical therapist. At the time, the former collegiate runner for the University of Arizona was training for a transition...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers want his death sentence tossed. Here’s what they’re arguing.

    12/28/2018 7:23:50 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 84 replies ^ | 12/27/2018 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s convictions or death sentence should be tossed because it was impossible for him to get a fair trial in the same city where the shrapnel-packed, pressure cooker bombs exploded, his lawyers told a federal appeals court on Thursday. In a 500-page brief filed in the 1st U.S. District Court of Appeals, Tsarnaev’s legal team outlined a host of other problems with his 2015 trial, during which the defense admitted from the outset that he and his older brother carried out the attack. His appellate lawyers are also pointing to issues with jurors,...
  • Woman Completes Marathon a Month After Getting Stung 500 Times on Training Run

    11/19/2018 9:01:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 19, 2018 | Andrew Dawson
    Jessica Turnbow was on mile 16 of her 19-mile training run for her first 26.2 at the Las Vegas Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon when a bee buzzed by her ear along the canal path in Chandler, Arizona. The canal paths were one of her favorite running routes, and she ran there often, even passing that spot just five minutes prior before she turned around to finish her run. The bee was persistent. Because of that distraction, and someone cutting grass nearby, she wasn’t able to see the swarm of bees around her. “Before I could even think, I had a...
  • Suspect in custody after shots fired downtown near Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon

    06/03/2018 12:47:34 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 22 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 6/3/18 | Kelli Johnson
    SAN DIEGO– Police confirmed there was a gunman in downtown San Diego Sunday morning. The shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. near First Avenue and C Street. The shooting disrupted the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon and runners were rerouted. San Diego Police Department say a woman was firing rounds and holding a gun to her mouth on the eighth floor of the Civic Center parking garage. An officer was transported to a hospital after he accidentally shot himself, police confirm.
  • When a Man Sets the Record for the Fastest Marathon Run by a Woman

    04/10/2018 7:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/10/2018 | Michael Brown
    If our world survives a few more generations, historians will doubtless look back at our current era and ask, "Was there something in the water? Something in the air? How is it that an entire society went mad at the same time?" If you've read my columns over the years, you know I have compassion for those who genuinely struggle with their gender identity. That is something I wouldn't wish on anyone, something I do not treat lightly. At the same time, you know that I have often spoken against today's cultural madness in which perception becomes reality. In the...