Archives: August 2011

2011 X-C Preview: The ACC Men

August 31st, 2011 in Articles by 4 Comments

It’s that time of year: Cross Country is upon us. Nowhere is this competitive atmosphere more poignant than the Atlantic Coast Conference, one of the premier cross country conferences in the country. Last year, four men’s teams – Florida State, Virginia, NC State and Duke – qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships, with FSU […]

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2011 X-C Preview: The ACC Women

August 29th, 2011 in Articles by 2 Comments

It’s that time of year: Cross Country is upon us! Nowhere is this competitive atmosphere more poignant than the Atlantic Coast Conference, one of the premier cross country conferences in the nation. Last year, six women’s teams – Florida State, North Carolina, Duke, Boston College, Virginia and NC State — qualified for the NCAA Cross […]

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Gear of the Week 8:26.11

August 26th, 2011 in Articles by 6 Comments

In our column, “Gear of the Week,” Faster Than Forty drops the dime on the trendiest running products straight from the people who know – the buyers and retail managers at the nation’s best specialty shops. This week Travis Hildebrand, general manager of Salt Lake Running Co. sings the praises of Yurbuds: The Yurbuds Personalized […]

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News of Note 8:25.11

August 26th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

American 10K record-holder and Nike/OTC Elite distance runner Chris Solinsky made, “the hardest decision of [his] career,” last Friday, when he withdrew from this weekend’s World Championships shortly after straining his hamstring during a training session. A record-breaking 83,000 online fan votes were cast over a period of 16-days starting Aug. 1 for this year’s […]

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London Runs; London Riots

August 23rd, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Mike Atwood, Faster Than Forty’s Editor at Large, spent time in London this summer — running races and tracking down bits and pieces of running-geek lore. Needles to say, he was not pleased by the news of the London riots… Riots in the streets of London? It made no sense to me when the news […]

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Your Silly Road Race 8:18.11

August 18th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The Monster Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday September 4, and only the ambitious and the brave should face the challenge of the hardest marathon course in the East. Those up for the task will climb a total of 5,560 feet, through trails including the North Country National Scenic Trail and the […]

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Gear of the Week 8:17.11

August 16th, 2011 in Articles by 5 Comments

In our column, “Gear of the Week,” Faster Than Forty drops the dime on the trendiest running products straight from the people who know – the buyers and retail managers at the nation’s best specialty shops. This week Josh Spiker, manager of Tri Running in Camarillo, CA reports that these items are moving quickly: The […]

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News of Note 8:16.11

August 16th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

News of Note presents a regular roundup of track & field, x-c, and road race news. Co-founder Rick Miller presents this installment… Florida State can thumb their noses at University of Florida in at least one academic aspect: The men’s track & field teams at Brigham Young University and Florida State University were named Scholar Teams of […]

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Silly Race Recap: Elvis is Alive 5K

August 15th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The 2011 version of the Fleet Feet-sponsored Elvis is Alive 5K took place in Chicago on Thursday, August 11th, and the concept – as will become quite evident in the accompanying photos – is to celebrate “The King” in all his glory. But the Elvis 5K is an exceptional event not just for its kitsch; […]

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Coach @ Runs London – Maida Vale

August 10th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Mike Atwood, Faster Than Forty’s Editor at Large, spent time in London this summer — running races and tracking down bits and pieces of running-geek lore. Here is his second dispatch… Maida Vale I knew I had found my favorite part of London, the second I found Castellain Road. I was worn out from my […]

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