Archives: July 2011

Your Silly Road Race 7:19.11

July 29th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The Faster Than Forty editorial team scours the nation for fun or funny road races we think you will enjoy. Rider University’s Paige McAtee presents this installment… Runners around the country are going Hawaiian! The Pineapple Classic 5K – a charity race for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – is a fun, Hawaiian-themed race complete […]

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What Wasn’t Doesn’t Matter: Renaldo Nehemiah on Success

July 28th, 2011 in Articles by 9 Comments

Many people remember Renaldo Nehemiah for the way he cleared flights of hurdles with beauty and finesse. He was the first person to break the 13-second barrier – and 30 years later, fewer than a dozen men have done the same. Winning the NCAA Championships twice and being named the 1979 Penn Relays MVP (after […]

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Race Recap: Teterboro Airport 5K

July 23rd, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The Faster Than Forty editorial team scours the nation for fun or funny road races we think you will enjoy. Rider University’s Paige McAtee recaps the Teterboro Airport 5K. I decided to take my own advice and run the Teterboro Airport 5K, which was featured in the “Your Silly Road Race” column on May 26th. […]

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From South Africa to Myrtle Beach: Where is Zola Budd?

July 21st, 2011 in Features by 3 Comments

If you travel to Conway, South Carolina, you will most likely come across Coastal Carolina University; a small Division I school that sports a total population of less than 9,000 students. The cross-country and track programs have had their share of successful, proven runners over the years — many of whom have conference championships on […]

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News of Note: World Masters Edition

July 19th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Although we’re quite pleased with our fearless leader’s impressive 4th-place finish in the M40 division of the World Masters Championships, a number of elder statesmen prove there’s still plenty more to accomplish… Women’s masters pole vaulter Johnnye Valien set a world record at the 2011 World Masters Games… …As did Former Olympian Gary Stenlund (Battle […]

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Your Silly Road Race 7:18.11

July 18th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The Faster Than Forty editorial team scours the nation for fun or funny road races we think you will enjoy. Rider University’s Paige McAtee presents this installment. The Jersey Shore will show off more than wife beaters on Saturday, July 23 – literally. It’s the New Jersey running of the  Undy 5000, in which hundreds […]

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Mission Control: World Masters Championships Recap

July 15th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

I’m crafting a detailed account of my experience at the 2011 World Masters Athletics Championships for the forthcoming Faster Than Forty book (due out this fall) – it was truly an amazing and inspiring experience – but here’s a quick & dirty recap of the week just to bring everyone up to speed. You Have […]

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News of Note 7:13.11

July 13th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Oregon’s Matthew Centrowitz has been nothing less than a 1,500-meter boss this season after winning titles at the NCAA Championships and USA Track and Field Championships. He added icing to the cake at the Diamond League Meeting Areva by scorching a world ‘A’ standard  to qualify for the IAAF Championships while taking down the Oregon […]

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Mission Control Worlds Update

July 13th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Our fearless leader Mark Gomes narrowly missed a Masters World Championships medal in the 800-meter run on Monday night in Sacramento (finishing fourth in a very fast 1:56.2).* We expect a full race recap shortly. Full results of the final can be found here. * Editor’s note: That’s only 0.6 seconds slower than my best […]

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Rabbit Ears 07:11.11

July 11th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Because we’re not just about the Weekly Retro, Rabbit Ears is your new-music audio dump specifically suited to get you pumped (and keep you pumped) during those long, tough workouts. Following up his country playlist, University of Michigan’s Zach Ornelas brings you five upbeat indie-pop songs that are great to run to or just lounge […]

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