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2014-02-21 23:01:05

The Fifth Summer Running of the Beasts will be held Aug. 9 in Lockport at the Erie Canal Tow Path. Lockport, NY (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The fifth annual Summer Beast of Burden 100/50 Mile Ultra Marathon has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 along the historic Erie Canal Tow Path in Lockport, N.Y. The annual Beast of Burden attracts ultra marathon runners from around the globe. This is a semi-annual race that takes place once every winter and summer. The upcoming race will be the tenth...

2014-01-31 23:02:33

2014 Arrowhead 135 Had Most Frostbite Cases in Race History (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 In the second coldest race on the Arrowhead 135 trail in race history—46 degrees Fahrenheit below zero, including wind chill—even seasoned competitors like Epic Bill Bradley had terrible surprises. Launched in 2005, the Arrowhead 135 draws extreme bikers, skiers, and walkers/runners moving sleds loaded with supplies. Competing in his fourth consecutive Arrowhead, Bradley noted, "This was...

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...

2013-09-09 23:00:38

Trail Runner magazine, which promotes off-road running as a way to experience the outdoors and achieve a healthier lifestyle, featured Liberty University staff members and Liberty’s expansive trail system in its September issue. Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Trail Runner magazine, which promotes off-road running as a way to experience the outdoors and achieve a healthier lifestyle, featured Liberty University staff members and Liberty’s expansive trail system in its...

2013-07-01 23:16:28

The Inaugural Lake Erie 100 Mile Triathlon, presented by Beast of Burden 100 Mile Ultra Marathon Series+ , was a tremendous success. The Lake Ontario event will be held Oct. 5 in Barker, N.Y. Lockport, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon Series is pleased to announce the inaugural Lake Erie 100 Mile Triathlon was an overwhelming success. Over 50 athletes registered from across the U.S. and Canada. The men’s overall winner, Dan Pierce of Erie, PA set the new 100 Mile...

2013-06-19 23:24:55

Amy Palmiero-Winters the first amputee to complete the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run and first female amputee to complete the Badwater 135 mile race through Death Valley, and holder of running records at distances from five kilometers to the marathon, will be lining up to compete in a race that 80% of the participants don´t finish. Hicksville, New York (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 There are millions of running races, thousands of marathons, hundreds of triathlons and dozens of...

2013-06-11 23:02:52

Summer Beast of Burden 100/50 Mile Ultra Marathon to be run along the historic Erie Canal Tow Path. Lockport, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 August 17 will mark the fourth annual running of the Summer Beast of Burden 100/50 Mile Ultra Marathon, a long-distance running race along the historic Eric Canal Tow Path. Racers will start at Widewaters Marina in Lockport, N.Y. at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, August 17, and travel 12.5 miles along the Erie Canal Tow Path to the turn-around point in...

2013-05-07 23:27:01

Santa Barbara´s Born To Run Ultramarathon attracts diverse running sponsors including Saquito Mix. (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Rapidly growing Saquito Mix LLC is getting behind the Born to Run (BTR) Ultra Marathon, which will be held in Santa Barbara California on May 18th 2013. With the provision of 400 free Saquito Chia Energy Mix samples, Saquito Mix will expose every participant at the event with a sample of its innovative endurance energy product which has roots in the races' beginnings...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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