Archives: August 2011

One Step at a Time: Running Down Homelessness

August 9th, 2011 in Articles by 7 Comments

It is not every day that your running partner is homeless. Or that the person pushing you toward the finish in that last mile is an ex-convict. But on Back on My Feet campuses across the country, this is an everyday occurrence. Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a non-profit organization founded by Anne Mahlum […]

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Gear of the Week 8:08.11

August 8th, 2011 in Gear of the Week by 4 Comments

In our new 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 Tim Schenone, owner of The Running Revolution, says the following items are moving quickly off his […]

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Coach @ Runs London

August 5th, 2011 in Articles by 3 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. Here is his first dispatch… The Quest For The Purple Runner I’m standing outside the St. John’s Wood tube station trying to figure out which red double-decker will get […]

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Finally a Championship!

August 3rd, 2011 in Features by 9 Comments

Finally… After some nail-biting close finishes (Albuquerque, Sacramento) and some heartbreaking disqualifications (Boston, Eugene), Mark Gomes won a national championship at the USATF Masters Nationals at Baldwin Wallace College near Cleveland. In what has come to be their trademark display, Gomes held off a charging Nick Berra down the home stretch to take the M40 […]

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Rollins Keeps Rolling: Nancy Rollins Leads U.S. Masters Women in Sacramento

August 2nd, 2011 in Articles by 3 Comments

One woman defies the universal belief that getting older means getting slower. Nancy Rollins is 64, but nearly anyone younger will have trouble keeping up with her in a long distance race. She is one of the best in the world in her age group in events including the 10K and marathon, and she has […]

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