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  • Spring Hill Woman with Pagan motorcycle club arrested for meth in Florida Keys

    02/15/2023 12:42:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Pasco News ^ | February 14, 2023 | Managing Editor, Pasco News Online
    MONROE COUNTY, FLa.- Two suspected members of the Pagans motorcycle gang were arrested in separate incidents — one for having an outstanding warrant and another for illegal weapon possession. “Anyone who comes to the Florida Keys and commits crimes will be on my radar,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “I am committed to the safety of this community.” • Nicole Marie Fortier, 45, Springhill, Florida, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine (.4 grams), possession of a concealed weapon without a permit (a 9mm pistol), and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on U.S. 1 near 17th Court in Marathon....
  • Man arrested after stealing over $1,000 worth of electric toothbrushes from Walgreens, deputies say (#FloridaMan)

    12/06/2022 12:09:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies ^ | December 6, 2022 | Ryan Mackey
    MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – A 37-year-old Islamorada man who stole six electric toothbrushes from Walgreens in Marathon was arrested on Monday morning, authorities said. According to authorities, deputies responded to the Walgreens on 53rd Street around 10:40 a.m. where employees and witnesses stated a man walked out of the store with the items without paying. They added he was driving a white Lexus. Deputies later identified the man as Tracy Jay Mofield. Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the Lexus was located near Mile Marker 57. Mofield sped away, but officers did not pursue him for safety reasons....
  • Homeless Florida Man Jailed After Setting Tents On Fire And Hitting Victim With Metal Grate

    11/29/2022 6:26:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Tampa Free Press ^ | November 23, 2022 | Jake Grissom
    A 56-year-old homeless Florida man was arrested Tuesday after attempting to set tents on fire and attacking a person with a metal grate. Adrian Nelson Yarbrough, 56, Marathon, was charged with disorderly intoxication, battery, damage to property, attempted arson, and aggravated assault. The Sheriff’s Office was called to 20th Street at approximately 11 p.m. regarding a man who was yelling at people, attempting to set tents on fire, and threatening to kill people. The investigation found that Yarbrough got into an argument with several victims there. He poured water on their tents, telling them it was gasoline. According to deputies,...
  • ‘Uncle Chen’ Is the 50-Year-Old Smoking Marathon Runner Astounding the Internet

    11/16/2022 2:45:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    SBnation ^ | Nov 16, 2022 | James Dator
    Who doesn’t want to ... smoke while running?No athlete in the world matters anymore other than “Uncle Chen,” a mysterious marathon enigma who smokes while running. Chen has garnered a following on Chinese social media site Weibo, with various photos of him lighting up and running making the rounds on the site. Uncle Chen finished the Xin’anjiang Marathon in Jiande, China with a time of 3 hrs 28 mins, all while chain smoking an entire damn packet of cigarettes according to local reports. This is nothing new for him either, and lighting up before running is a part of his...
  • Why the Romans had Better Teeth than Modern Europeans

    11/01/2022 8:43:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 2, 2022 | Garrett Ryan (as toldinstone)
    Chapters:0:00 Introduction1:09 Toothpicks and tooth powders2:49 Dealing with bad breath and toothache3:47 Established Titles5:13 Roman dentistry6:28 Dentures7:05 The evidence from Pompeii8:25 Worn enamel and plaqueWhy the Romans had Better Teeth than Modern Europeanstoldinstone | September 2, 2022
  • London Marathon offers non-binary option for mass event

    09/14/2022 6:50:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | September 14, 2022
    London (AFP) – Entrants in the mass-participation event at next year's London Marathon will be offered a non-binary gender option. Organisers said it was part of a drive to make the race the "most diverse, equitable and inclusive marathon in the world". Three gender options -- male, female and non-binary -- will be offered to all participants registering for the mass participation element of the event. The Boston Marathon announced a similar change this week.
  • Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Got $1,400 in COVID Relief That Feds Seek to Claim

    01/06/2022 3:41:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 01/05/22 | Aila Slisco
    Prosecutors have filed a motion seeking funds from Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's inmate trust account, including a $1,400 COVID-19 relief payment he received in 2021. Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Nathaniel Mendell filed a motion on Wednesday asking for funds from Tsarnaev's account to be taken and used as restitution to his victims, according to Boston Fox affiliate WFXT. The motion indicated that Tsarnaev had an account balance of $3,885.06 as of Dec. 22, 2021, including a $1,400 COVID-19 stimulus payment deposited to the account in June. Prisoners were largely eligible to receive $1,400 payments included...
  • She’s not running: Activists seek Sinema in vain at Boston Marathon

    10/12/2021 5:55:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/11/2021 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Far-left demonstrators flew to Boston Monday to confront Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) over her opposition to the massive social spending bill being pushed by President Biden and Democratic congressional leaders — announcing their intention to do so as she ran the Boston Marathon. Just one problem: Sinema didn’t run the race. “While Kyrsten qualified for and attended the race, she could not run because of her continued recovery from a broken foot,” the senator’s spokesman John LaBombard told The Post in an email Monday night.
  • NNSA To Conduct Aerial Radiation Assessment Survey Over Boston Marathon Race Route Oct. 8-11

    10/08/2021 12:58:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ladailypost ^ | October 7, 2021 - 9:39 am | Carol A. Clark on
    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Boston and the Boston Marathon race route, Friday, Oct. 8, through Monday, Oct. 11. NNSA’s Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) aircraft will measure naturally occurring background radiation as part of standard preparations to protect public health and safety on the day of the event. The aerial surveys are in support of the 2021 Boston Marathon. The public may see NNSA’s twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter, which is equipped with radiation sensing technology. The helicopter will fly in a grid pattern over the areas at...
  • Boston Marathon paying tribute to 2-time Indigenous champion

    09/27/2021 2:18:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 27, 2021 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE
    BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Boston Marathon publicly apologized for running the 125th edition of the planet’s most celebrated footrace on Indigenous Peoples Day. The Boston Marathon traditionally is held in mid-April on Massachusetts’ unique Patriots Day holiday. In 2020, it was canceled in its traditional format for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic, and because of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, it’s being run this year in the autumn rather than the spring. Next month’s running falls on Indigenous Peoples Day — observed in some places as an alternative to Columbus Day — and that rankled...
  • An Analysis of Herodotus in "The Persian Wars": 4. The Battle of Marathon

    06/01/2021 9:44:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies ^ | 1960 | Professor Livio Catullo Stecchini
    The Persian plans were intelligently and carefully conceived, as they usually were, but they were foiled by the genius of Miltiades who followed the military maxim pour les vaincre il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace. The Persians knew that after the withdrawal of the cavalry they were exposed to an Athenian attack, but they must have calculated that if this attack was launched they could embark their infantry and sail off before the Athenians reached the shore. At a normal pace it would take about 15 or 20 minutes for the Athenian hoplite formation to advance...
  • Organizer of Ultramarathon in China Fails to Protect Runners in Extreme Weather, 21 Die

    05/23/2021 9:33:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/23/2021 | Nicole Hao
    The Chinese communist regime announced on May 23 that 21 athletes, including China’s marathon champions, died at the Gansu ultramarathon due to the extreme weather.The death list includes Liang Jing, 31, China’s ultramarathon record holder, Huang Guanjun, 34, winner of the men’s marathon for hearing-impaired runners at China’s 2019 National Paralympic Games, and famous ultramarathon runners Huang Yinbin and Cao Pengfei.“All elite ultramarathon runners died,” a Chinese netizen wrote on Weibo on Sunday.From videos and photos that surviving sportsmen shot onsite and shared on social media, the athletes dressed in shorts were stuck in no man’s land and couldn’t procure...
  • 21 runners dead after extreme weather hits Chinese ultramarathon

    05/23/2021 3:46:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Boston ^ | 5/23/21 | Alexandra Stevenson and Cao Li
    Twenty-one people, including two of China’s top marathon athletes, died after freezing rain and high winds struck a 62-mile mountain race in northwestern China, local officials said Sunday. Liang Jing, 31, an ultramarathon champion, and Huang Guanjun, the winner of the men’s marathon for hearing-impaired runners at China’s 2019 National Paralympic Games, were among those found dead, according to state news media. The deaths prompted outrage in China, with online commentators questioning the preparedness of the local government that organized the race, held at Yellow River Stone Forest Park in Gansu province. Hours into the event Saturday, the weather suddenly...
  • 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.
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  • 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...
  • Ohio Groom and Groomsmen Run Relay the Morning of His Wedding

    02/14/2020 4:20:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 12, 2020 | Gabrielle Hondorp
    In most cases, if someone is sprinting away on their wedding day, it’s not a great sign. But David Ryland wasn’t a runaway groom in the traditional sense; he was just getting in one last race before tying the knot. Last September, Ryland, 26, and a handful of his best friends ran the Akron Marathon as a relay just hours before his wedding ceremony began. The Brecksville, Ohio, native was no stranger to the Akron Marathon, which he has finished twice as an individual as well as twice as part of a relay. As a competitive runner since his preteen...
  • 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:...