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2014-02-19 23:04:48

Became First Known Person to Run the Tour de France, Will Appear at April 26th Event in Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Foot Levelers is proud to announce Zoë Romano as the special guest runner at the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, America’s Toughest Road Marathon, on April 26 in Roanoke, Virginia. Romano recently garnered international attention as she ran the entire Tour de France during the summer of 2013, becoming the first person to ever accomplish...

2014-02-17 23:01:53

New charity supported by Olivia Newton-John, links breast and prostate cancer similarities, urges couples to have annual screenings, and promotes a healthy lifestyle, as the best preventative measures. Sonoma, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 On May 3rd, 2014, the Pink and Blue for Two (PB42) breast and prostate cancer awareness charity, will be joining forces with the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. PB42 will lead a “walk within the Mini” to help promote and raise awareness for...

2014-02-11 16:23:45

Four-week program and "Race Day Coaching Guide" created by elite athlete Andrew Kastor and Olympian Deena Kastor IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAR Sports, developer of the patent pending Heart Rate based interactive training platform in partnership with Coach Kastor, announced today the creation of two training programs intended specifically for ASICS LA Marathoners. Those programs, designed by elite athlete Andrew Kastor and Olympian marathoner Deena Kastor are...

2014-02-03 23:20:48

Bulu Box, the Lincoln-based health and nutrition subscription box company, has partnered with Pink Gorilla events to present the Good Life Halfsy, a new Nebraska half-marathon in 2014. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Bulu Boxes are received by the health conscious in all 50 states, but Bulu Box founders Paul Jarrett and Stephanie Jarrett were looking to provide a healthy opportunity to those a little closer to home. “Bulu Box was born on the finish line of the San Francisco half...

2014-01-29 12:23:57

Iconic yogurt maker announces contest for reserved qualified entries into the iconic race LONDONDERRY, N.H., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Runners in the 118(th) Boston Marathon will have new fuel powering their strides as Stonyfield, the world's leading organic yogurt maker, takes its place as an official sponsor. As part of its sponsorship, the New England company is forming Team Stonyfield, allowing qualified runners who missed the entry cutoff for the historic race to...

2014-01-23 23:04:49

Meb Keflezighi, Wendy Thomas and Matt Llano Lead Deep Field of ElliptiGO Project Athletes Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The ElliptiGO Project, a group of elite athletes focused on using innovative training tools and techniques to improve performance, today announced that ElliptiGO Project member, Meb Keflezighi, won the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston on January 19th in a time of 1:01:23. Keflezighi’s victory was complemented by strong performances from the seven other...

2014-01-21 23:30:41

Marathon Dominator System designed by Jill Bruyere and Ben Greenfield is the latest program that teaches people how to run better and faster. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if Marathon Dominator System is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Marathon Dominator System is the latest program that instructs people how to become a professional marathon runner. The program also provides a wide range of high intensity workouts to help people increase their speed,...

2014-01-21 12:26:10

46 Elite Athletes From 13 Countries Invited For 118th Running on April 21 BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 118(th) running of the Boston Marathon on April 21. A complete field list follows. Reigning champions Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo will return to defend their titles, but will be challenged by the fastest field ever assembled for the world's...

2014-01-21 08:27:15

3-Time Cancer Survivor and Motivational Keynote Speaker Inspires Change Agents AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare workers struggling to keep up with new demands on their jobs can look for tactics to overcome adversity and deal with change from Matt Jones, a three-time cancer conqueror, and keynote motivational speaker who inspires healthcare audiences to achieve their victories as they hear his story. "I help develop your marathon mindset to overcome limiting beliefs so...

2014-01-09 11:40:16

For some runners, a marathon is not enough. Participation in so-called ultramarathons — defined as any distance beyond the standard 26.2-mile marathon — has grown exponentially in recent years. The number of runners who finished ultra-length races in North America increased from 15,500 in 1998 to 63,530 in 2012, according to UltraRunning Magazine. Despite its popularity, however, little is known about the health effects of this intense form of exercise. To learn more about the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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