All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘running’

Drawing Dicks with the Nike+ App Is the Only Way to Make Running Fun

The Nike+ running app tracks pace, distance, time, calories burned, and allows you to upload all that data online for everyone to see. It’s also the perfect tool for making running, an inherently boring and awful practice, moderately enjoyable. Because come on, who doesn’t love drawing dicks on things? This is that, but on a much larger, and more impressive, …

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Usain Bolt Anchors Record-Breaking Race At Commonwealth Games

In Glasgow on Saturday, Usain Bolt once again led his 4×100 meters relay team to win another gold for Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games. The six-time Olympic champion ran the last stretch of the relay race to make a Games record of 37.58 seconds for his country’s team, wowing the crowd at Hampden Park, where the event was held. This …

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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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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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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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Usain Bolt Says He’s Not Invincible, Is Still Confident He’ll Win The Worlds

Usain Bolt is said to be the fastest man alive. The Jamaican sprinter will tell you that he’s fast, but he doesn’t want it going to his head. Bolt is currently training for the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow where he’ll compete against some of the best runners in the world. It should be a cinch for the accomplished …

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Marathon Runner Dies After Barcelona Race

A runner died of a heart attack at the age of 47 in Barcelona on Sunday after competing in the big marathon. The Associated Press (via ESPN) is reporting that the man died shortly after arriving at the hospital, after running in the race, but actually suffered the heart attack during the race. Heatstroke was not mentioned in reports, but …

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Bay To Breakers Celebrates 101st Anniversary

(image) One of the oldest continuos footrace held in the world just celebrated its 101st anniversary on Sunday. It is also the weirdest and most bizarre footrace in the world. The Bay to Breakers footrace started in 1912 as a way for people to relieve stress from the recent 1906 quake that completely wrecked the city. The devastation from the …

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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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