Category Archives: News and Opinion

Our archive of running news and opinion articles. Check in here for what’s news in the world of runners.

Your Running News Roundup

newspaper-box.jpgNew World Record for the Marathon

About 20 years ago, I remember stumbling across a novel about three runners vying to be the first to break two hours for the marathon. At the time, Alberto Salazar had run 2:08:13 in New York (a world record later decertified). Even after that performance, I still thought Continue reading Your Running News Roundup

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newspaper-box.jpgThe Olympics are Underway

I can’t begin to highlight all of the articles related to the Olympics. The printed media are full of articles related to the environmental conditions in Beijing. It’s also difficult to keep up with last minute withdrawals and suspensions. There are three worth noting, however. Continue reading Your Running News Roundup

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newspaper1.jpgThis Week’s Must Reads

This week we have two “must reads.” Father’s Day was a few days ago, but the Rocky Mountain News profiles Olympian Alan Culpepper and the effect that fatherhood has had on his running. It’s interesting to read how even world class athletes have to juggle the competing demands of training and family. Continue reading Your Running News Roundup

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newspaper1.jpgOlympic Dreams

A number of periodicals covered the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to allow Oscar Pistorius of South Africa to compete in the summer Olympics. Pistorius, a double amputee, runs with carbon fiber prosthetics, called blades. In order to run in the Olympics, however Continue reading Your Running News Roundup