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2014-04-17 12:25:57

Athletes Discuss Kenyan Culture and Training with Elmwood Elementary Students HOPKINTON, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock today brought the Boston Marathon defending women's champion Rita Jeptoo, two past champions, and other elite Kenyan athletes, to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton's Elmwood Elementary School. The rally, part of John Hancock's 'Scholars and Stars' program, gives students an opportunity to meet Kenyan athletes and...

2014-04-16 20:22:09

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Team Canada Boston Marathon Brunch is pleased to announce 2013 marathon record holder Lanni Marchant will be dining with her fellow Canucks' to provide last-minute training advice, photos and autographs for all attendees. Ms. Marchant broke the 28 year old women's marathon record last fall at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, catapulting her quickly among the all-time great endurance athletes in Canadian Sports history. "I am really...

2014-04-15 23:11:05

#WEWILLRUN video deters the negative things that surround last year’s marathon and encourages people to rally around this one memorable event and bring this city together again. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 With only a week to the 118th Boston Marathon, the entire city, country and world's focus continues to grow to watch this great event which brings so many people together globally. Local Boston photographer and director JJ Miller produced a video #WEWILLRUN sharing a story...

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2014-04-15 10:06:33

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill After experiencing a tragic and truncated end to the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers were faced not only with grief but with hundreds of administrative decisions, including plans for the 2014 race – an event beloved by Bostonians and people around the world. One of the issues they faced was what to do about the nearly 6,000 runners who were unable to complete the 2013 race. The Boston Athletic Association, the event’s organizers,...

2014-04-14 16:23:18

Hoda Kotb, Co-Host, Fourth Hour of "Today" and Correspondent, "Dateline NBC," Hosted 11th Annual Race NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three-time U.S. Olympian Deena Kastor, 41, raced to a first place finish at the 11th Annual More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half-Marathon in New York City's Central Park on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Kastor shattered the previous course record time of 1:13:25.051 set in 2013, running a blazing 1:11:38, setting not only a new event...

2014-04-11 08:22:20

Runners Will Now Be Able To Experience The World-Renowned Course Through Paofit's iPad App Without Leaving Their Home Or Gym LONDON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine lacing up to run the iconic Virgin Money London Marathon, passing over the famous Tower Bridge, and feeling the excitement and energy of the day without ever leaving your home or gym. Paofit and the Virgin Money London Marathon today announce the first ever digital marathon, allowing anyone in the world to...

2014-03-31 23:22:07

Company Releases Special Edition Product in Support of the 2014 Boston Marathon St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 yurbuds®, the #1 selling sport earphone company in the United States, is releasing a Boston Special Edition Sport Earphone at this year’s Boston Marathon. Proceeds from the Special Edition product will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF). With its roots in the running community, yurbuds is introducing the Boston Special Edition product to support...

2014-03-30 23:00:46

New Distributors and Continued Expansion into the International Elite Running Community Mark a Banner Year San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 ElliptiGO Inc., originator of the elliptical bicycle, today announced that 2013 was another exceptional year for the company’s international expansion. The company grew sales of its products globally with strong momentum in a number of key international markets while delivering its 10,000th elliptical bike to a consumer. Adoption by elite...

2014-03-28 23:02:12

Make-A-Wish Idaho received a very unique request from 17-year-old Rhett who is battling osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer). Instead of wishing for a trip or meeting a celebrity, Rhett selflessly wished for track equipment for his high school. When contacted, AAE was humbled to not only fulfill Rhett's wish for the 80 hurdles and 10 starting blocks, but also added on a starting block cart and Track is Good T-Shirts for Rhett & his entire track team. Royersford, PA (PRWEB) March...

2014-03-23 23:03:25

A new book arrives to celebrate the indomitable spirit of the Boston Marathon, and one man's love of running, in "Conquering the Beast: Thirty Years with the Boston Marathon." Written by physical therapist Nicholas San Martino, the memoir/training guide has recipes for homemade energy drinks, strategies that will get runners across the finish line, and an Epilogue of the author's experiences volunteering near the site of the explosions at last year's race. (PRWEB)...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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