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2014-04-09 12:27:47

Corner of Boylston and Dartmouth to be closed to traffic for the Production Scheduled FOR SATURDAY, April 12, 7:00 a.m. NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports Illustrated @SINow invites Bostonians to be part of an historic cover photo shoot featuring Boston Strong. The production is scheduled for Saturday, April 12(th), 7:00am, at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth ... the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Sports Illustrated will make this shoot the cover of its next...

2014-04-08 12:27:37

As official yogurt sponsor, Stonyfield will provide fuel and fun for runners and spectators alike LONDONDERRY, N.H., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stonyfield, the country's leading organic yogurt, proudly celebrates its New England roots by announcing Team Stonyfield, its team of runners participating in the 118(th) Boston Marathon. The official yogurt of the Boston Marathon, Stonyfield handpicked a team of ten runners based on their love of delicious, organic yogurt as well as their...

2014-04-08 12:26:25

Made possible by support from AT&T, The Globe's first television documentary chronicles the stories of five runners at the scene of the 2013 Marathon blast BOSTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Globe today announced the release of 5 Runners, a first-of-its-kind television documentary -- developed and directed by Emmy Award-winning Boston Globe print and digital journalists -- that profiles five 2013 Boston Marathon runners who were crossing the finish line as the first...

2014-04-04 23:23:39

Top 5 running watches for the Boston marathon and 2014 marathon season have been named by the test staff at the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 The top 5 running watches for this year's Boston Marathon have been named by the Heart Rate Watch Company. "Every Spring before the big Spring Classic marathon that is the Boston we like to choose our top running watches for 2014," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds,...

2014-04-02 23:30:12

This Saturday, April 5, Kim MacKenzie, Miss Norway 2014, will run 13.1 miles in the Hollywood Half Marathon to support the Spark Program, with her fiancé, Spike Spencer. As a Spark Mentor last year for her company, The Body Archer®, Kim mentored two middle school students, teaching them on-the-job skills necessary to run a successful business and inspiring them to continue to reach their educational and career goals. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 This Saturday at six in...

2014-04-02 23:29:05

Inspirational and touching video produced by JJ Miller Productions to honor last year’s Boston Marathon runners and a story of this year’s marathon that demonstrates resilience and perseverance. Boston, MA. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 On April 21, 2014 the world’s focus will return to this great city to watch the 118th Boston Marathon. JJ Miller Productions has created an inspirational and touching video to not only honor last year’s runners and the tragedy that has overshadowed the...

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...

2014-03-23 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)...

2014-03-19 23:02:55

Gentle Giant to arrange and provide transportation of thousands of pounds of goods and athletic equipment for the 4th annual community road race. Westchester, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 New York moving company Gentle Giant, an award winning local and long distance mover based in Massachusetts with offices across the country, announced today that it will act as the official mover of the 2014 Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon, put on by the organization Rivertown Runners. Taking place on Saturday...

2014-03-17 12:26:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 10,000 registered runners and walkers, including more than 40 national and world class runners, participated in the 7(th) Annual 26.2 with DONNA marathon weekend events held February 22-23, 2014 on Florida's First Coast. In contrast to last year's record cold, the race saw mild, humid conditions throughout most of Sunday until severe weather forced the race to close an hour earlier than expected....


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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