All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Marathon’

North Korea Opens Marathon To Foreign Amateurs For The First Time

The streets of North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, were filled with foreign runners on Sunday. The Pyongyang marathon, held annually, welcomed amateur runners from all over the world for the first time. The marathon, known as the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, has been around for 27 years. Last Sunday, thousands of North Koreans lined the streets to watch the event and …

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LA Marathon: Amane Gobena of Ethiopia Wins

Amane Gobena, 31, won the L.A. Marathon that was held last Sunday. Gobena clocked in at 2:27:37 and received the $25,000 prize for the women’s race. She also finished 41 seconds ahead of Gebo Burka, a fellow Ethiopian, which added $50,000 to her winnings for the event’s gender challenge where the women started 17 minutes and 41 seconds ahead of …

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Man Breaks Knitting While Running Record

For reasons unknown, humans have been undertaking the unnatural practice of running marathons since before the time of Christ, pacing themselves along the modern standard of 26 miles and 385 yards. The original marathon was allegedly ran by Pheidippides, a Greek messenger, in 490 BC. According to legend, Pheidippides jogged from the site of the Battle of Marathon, all the …

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Pamela Anderson is Running for Haiti

Pamela Anderson announced Sunday, via Twitter, that she would be running in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon. Why has Anderson taken the sudden interest in the marathon? She is wanting, and is hoping, to raise money to support one of the poorest countries in the world: Haiti. “Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Just a one-hour flight from …

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Pamela Anderson Pledges To Help Haiti In Marathon

Pamela Anderson gave her career a superboost by running on a beach, and now she’s going to put her skills to use for a good cause: Haiti. Anderson says she hopes to raise at least $500,000 for the cause by running in the ING New York City Marathon on November 3. Haiti has been in need of so much since …

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Haile Gebrselassie Gives Advice to Farah Before Race

Haile Gebrselassie, the 40 year old former Olympic champion and 26 time world record holder, had some words of advice to Mo Farah, current champion of the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races at both the Olympics and World Championships, before their race in Great North Run on Sunday: “Mo, why do you have to move to the marathon so early? …

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Boston Bomber Photographer Lashes Out Against Rolling Stone

Like many people, the Boston Police staff photographer who was on the scene for the capture of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a bit put off by Rolling Stone’s latest attempt at relevancy. The magazine’s cover story, titled “The Bomber: How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell into Radical Islam and Became a …

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Marathons: Runners and Injuries [Infographic]

When I first started seeing those 26.2 stickers on the backs of cars, I thought drivers were trying to brag about their gas mileage, and I judged them for it. No lie. I actually thought this. It wasn’t until I started getting into not-really-competitive-but-technically-so running myself that I figured out what it meant. People have run for fitness and sport …

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