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  • Coaches Need to Be at the Front Line of Addressing Disordered Eating in Runners

    11/21/2019 3:10:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 19, 2019 | Rachel Steil
    “Why haven’t we been told this information?” A coach at a clinic asked me this near the end of a presentation I gave about my eating disorder, where I told my recovery story and offered strategies for what coaches can do to support their athletes. Disordered eating stories amongst runners seem to have been shared mostly through murmurs between coaches and private conversations between athletes who were feeling alone and struggling in silence. As a cross-country coach for Grandville High School in Michigan—four years assistant, two years head coach—I’ve noticed that eating disorders in sport is not a regular or...
  • 10 Months After Massive Stroke, 22-Year-Old Finishes First Half Marathon

    11/21/2019 2:46:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 19, 2019 | Hailey Middlebrook
    Before her life changed last year, Lauren Ziegler hated running. The Grand Valley State University student, now 22, grew up playing team sports in high school, then joined a CrossFit club in college as a way to stay fit as an undergrad. “I started competing in CrossFit competitions in college,” Ziegler told Runner’s World. “I loved every part of my CrossFit workouts except for the running. It was my least favorite thing in the world. The most I would ever run was two or three miles a week.” One morning before class in December 2018, Ziegler woke up to find...
  • 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...
  • 5 Runners Who Survived Sudden Cardiac Arrest Share What It Really Feels Like

    11/15/2019 7:49:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 14, 2019 | Cindy Kuzma
    The stories make headlines and strike fear in the hearts of runners who read them. Athletes—often young and seemingly healthy—die suddenly at races, during training runs, or in the off hours between them. Often, the cause is sudden cardiac arrest, which occurs when the heart stops beating. It’s a short-circuit in the electrical impulses that govern your heartbeat. That’s different from a heart attack, typically caused by a blood clot physically blocking blood flow through an artery, though the two can be linked. According to the latest American Heart Association statistics, sudden cardiac arrest isn’t common among runners—about 0.54 per...
  • Collin Jarvis Runs Sub-2:30 in One of the Fastest Marathons Ever With an Ostomy

    11/14/2019 6:21:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 12, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Around mile 10 of the Edmonton Marathon in August, Collin Jarvis was faced with a choice. One of the runners in the top pack pulled ahead at a pace that would lead to a sub-2:30 finish. Jarvis knew that he could either continue at a conservative effort with the group or risk hitting the dreaded wall while following the leader to a potential breakthrough. Just as he had done many times before in his life, Jarvis took the risk: He hung on to finish the race third overall, in a massive personal best of 2:27:30. Shaving 22 minutes off a...
  • After a Near-Miss With a Distracted Driver, Kaitlin Goodman Is Back to Run NYC

    11/03/2019 2:39:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 1, 2019 | Cindy Kuzma
    Last summer, Kaitlin Gregg Goodman felt poised for another breakthrough. She’d just signed a new contract with the Boston Athletic Association High Performance Team and Adidas. Her training for the New York City Marathon was clicking—enough, she hoped, to improve on the 2:32:08 personal-best she’d set at the 2017 California International Marathon the previous December. All that changed in an instant. At the end of an easy second run one early August evening, about a quarter-mile from her Providence, Rhode Island, home, a distracted driver nearly struck her. She leapt to safety, but the fall partially tore the tendon attaching...
  • Runner in ‘Jesus Saves’ Bib Collapses, Is Saved by Group With Man Named Jesus

    11/03/2019 11:53:20 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 31, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    The last moment Tyler Moon remembers clearly in the Twin Cities 10-Miler on October 6 was seeing his parents and fiancée around the first mile. After that, he just has flashes of feeling off and struggling to breathe properly, followed by waking up in the ER with cuts on his face and a heavy, painful chest. Despite never having any heart issues in the past, the 25-year-old had experienced ventricular tachycardia, an irregular heartbeat that caused reduced blood flow throughout his body. Just after the 8-mile mark, the lower chambers of his heart were getting no blood at all, so...
  • Mom Takes On NYC Marathon for Son With Heart Disease Who Won’t Be Able to Run One

    10/30/2019 7:34:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 28, 2019 | Gabrielle Hondorp
    Though Allison Longest had a normal pregnancy, soon after she gave birth to her son, Zachary, on December 16, 2013, she and her husband noticed that something was wrong. “He wasn’t eating very well, and after looking into it, the doctors at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health discovered that he had a heart murmur,” the 39-year-old from Indianapolis told Runner’s World. “But it was minor, and no one was that worried about it.” Two weeks later, Zachary was brought in for a heart check-up on Christmas Eve. To the surprise of his parents, the doctors diagnosed him...
  • Secret Service Agent With Stage 4 Lung Cancer to Race Javelina Jundred 100K

    10/26/2019 11:47:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 25, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    A year ago, Secret Service Special Agent Rod Wellman never thought he’d be tapering for a 100K race. The distance was never something he thought would cross his path. He thought the same thing about lung cancer. Yet, on October 4, 2018, Wellman found himself at an urgent care center for a cough that hadn’t gone away after several weeks. Some scans and X-rays revealed the cause. “I’ve never been that sick before,” Wellman told Runner’s World. “I thought it was just a chest cold. Then, they told me I had stage 4 cancer in my lungs.” By the time...
  • Runner With Parkinson’s Bangs Out 351 Burpees on Way to Finishing Chicago Marathon

    10/19/2019 5:47:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 18, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    At every mile marker of the 2019 Chicago Marathon, Jimmy Choi dropped to the ground for a burpee—complete with push-up—and then jumped back up on his feet before he got back to running. For each mile marker on the course, he did that same number of burpees—from one on the first mile to 10 on the 10th, all the way up to 26 on the 26th mile—adding another hard effort to the already grueling marathon distance. By the time Choi, 43, reached the finish line in 5:56:03, he had completed a total of 351 burpees in addition to running 26.2...
  • 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.
  • These Embarrassing Running Stories Will Make You Glad All You Did Was Trip

    10/01/2019 3:08:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | September 30, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    When you get in the zone, your focus is on your run: With all that thought going to your pace, your exertion level, and the calculations of how many more minutes you have left in your tempo, you are left susceptible to some embarrassing midrun situations. We’ve all stumbled on a crowded trail, then looked around furtively to make sure no one noticed. Or had to pause our workouts to sneak into the nearest bathroom when long runs made our stomachs rumble. But we wondered: Are there any midrun situations that really get you blushing, even well after the fact?...
  • 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...
  • Meet the Bronx Runner Who Beat Her Husband to Win NYRR 18 Mile

    09/19/2019 8:41:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Runner's World ^ | September 18, 2019 | Hailey Middlebrook
    On Sunday, September 15, Marie-Ange Brumelot had just crested a hill in Central Park on her third and final lap of an 18-mile race hosted by the New York Road Runners. At that point, she spotted her husband, Luciano Medina, ahead of her. “I didn’t realize he was in the lead,” Brumelot, 26 of the Bronx, told Runner’s World. “There were nearly 5,000 runners participating, running anything from six minutes to 14 minutes per mile, so we were lapping people. Of course I wanted to catch him.” Brumelot, who is running the Chicago Marathon on October 13, planned a hard...
  • Deranged Lunatic Running For No Apparent Reason

    09/17/2019 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 17, 2019 | The Babylon Bee
    ANKENY, IA—Friends and family of Landon Carter expressed concern about his mental state after he revealed that he just runs for no reason whatsoever. "Yeah, I like running around the neighborhood, just for fun," said the psychopathic nutjob. "I get up in the morning and I run a few miles. It's enjoyable. In no way is it weird that I enjoy jogging around the neighborhood, with no destination and no apparent purpose." Carter says he runs even though nobody is chasing him and despite the fact that he doesn't have anywhere in particular to go.
  • 5-Year-Old With Brain Cancer Finishes Kids’ Race at Bucket-List Event

    09/08/2019 9:51:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | September 5, 2019 | Hailey Middlebrook
    When Peyton Dennis told his mom, Katie Ann, that he wanted to run in the kids’ race at the Pottersville Sod Slingers lawn mower race weekend in Pottersville, Michigan, on August 24, she wasn’t too surprised. “Peyton’s always been an active kid. He wants to do what all the other kids are doing,” Katie Ann, who lives with her family in Ionia, Michigan, told Runner’s World. “When he found out there was a race that weekend, he insisted on doing it—even though he has trouble walking now, let alone running.” At the end of February, 5-year-old Peyton was diagnosed with...
  • How the New-Mom Mindset Shift Pushed Her to a 2:42 Marathon—And a Spot at Trials

    09/06/2019 8:57:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Runner's World ^ | September 05, 2019 | Hailey Middlebrook
    When Gina Rouse graduated as a nurse from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2003, she intended to keep training like she did as a college runner. “I got the night shift in my first job as a nurse,” Rouse, who now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, told Runner’s World. “I was working from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and still trying to run twice a day before and after the shift. I definitely cut corners on sleep.” Rouse soon realized that her new schedule made it impossible to keep training the way she did in college. So throughout most of her...
  • Watch Nick Symmonds Run a 5:29 Mile While Dribbling a Basketball

    09/01/2019 3:40:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 29, 2019 | Gabrielle Hondorp
    Ever since two-time Olympic 800 meter runner Nick Symmonds, 35, retired from professional running in 2017, he has kept himself busy checking off tough—and sometimes wacky—athletic challenges in his free time. Last year, he announced that he wanted to become the first man in history to run a sub-4 minute mile and summit Everest. Then earlier this month, he ran the fastest known 100 meters run wearing ski boots, finishing in 13.71 seconds (the previous record was 14.09). While summiting Everest is still on the bucket list, his most recent challenge was a task most of us can relate to:...
  • What ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Gets Wrong About Running While Fat

    08/31/2019 8:30:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 26, 2019 | Kate Browne
    Right after I watched the trailer for the Amazon Studios film Brittany Runs a Marathon, I thought about the time I had forgotten to buy energy chews right before a 10-mile marathon training run. I walked to the grocery store in my running clothes—spandex leggings, a technical shirt with the name of my local running club on it, and New Balance 860s. I put two packets of chews on the conveyor and started to pull some money out of my belt pack when the cashier said, “These are really good.” I told him that it took me a while to...