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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...

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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...

2014-04-08 23:32:29

People who are interested in learning how they can reduce their risk for painful foot blisters may access the guide at no cost. Esperance, Australia (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Rebecca Rushton BSc, an Australian podiatrist who is an expert in foot blisters, has just released a new and free resource called “The Advanced Guide to Blister Prevention.” The helpful and educational guide, which may be viewed online and downloaded at no cost, is an ideal resource for athletes and sports medicine...

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....

2014-03-13 23:01:06

Industry Leading Sport Earphone Company Supports the Running Community by Funding Runners from Across the Country to Participate in this Year’s Boston Marathon St Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 yurbuds®, a company rooted in its strong connection to the running community, is honoring those who were affected by last year’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon by sponsoring four runners at this year’s event. The yurbuds #neverstop team is going back to Boston after all runners...

2014-03-11 16:24:53

-- Lauren Kleppin finishes third with time of 02:28:48 IRVINE, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASICS Mammoth Track Club athletes Gabe Proctor and Lauren Kleppin had a strong showing at Sunday's ASICS LA Marathon as the first Americans to cross the finish line. Hot off her recent second place finish in the U.S. National Half Marathon Championships, Lauren Kleppin placed third on Sunday and had a personal record time by beating her recent marathon time by more than 13...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.