Jeff Dengate and Brian D. Sabin
Today is Friday, December 31—time to get in your last run of 2010.
Find a New Year's Race
Hair of the Dog 5-K: 1 day
Bermuda Race Weekend: 14 days
Carlsbad Marathon: 23 days
Rock 'n' Roll Arizona: 23 days
Empire State Building Run: 32 days
Krispy Kreme Challenge: 36 days
Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras: 44 days
Snow Joke Half-Marathon: 57 days
An age- and season-appropriate version of the beer mile: the eggnog mile… The world's fastest marathon runner is the new face of Johnny Walker whiskey… 37 entrants are registered for the "roller skating marathon" at the Xiamen International Marathon on Jan. 2… In Canada: Martin Parnell, a 55-year-old mining engineer, can see the light at the end of the tunnel. His quest to run 250 marathons in 2010 will be complete today when he finishes a 42.2-kilometer run in Cochrane, Alberta. Across the country, a new Terry Fox statue, to be erected at the site where he started his "Marathon of Hope," is set to be designed… "You'll pay through the nose for gear" is just one of the ten things marathon organizers won't say, says the Wall Street Journal… "There's no such thing as a PowerBar tree" is just one of the 99 health secrets for men from Dr. Oz… Here's a tough challenge: Win a "moose mug." The only requirement is to run a marathon in two hours plus your age in minutes…
"Doggies on underwater treadmills!" wrote colleague Susan Rinkunas when recommending this video. We couldn't resist. Click the link below to enjoy.
Military dogs injured in war zones are treated at a state-of-the-art hospital. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.
The top slideshow of 2010 on the Richmond Times-Dispatch's website is from the Richmond Marathon on Nov. 13. Seeing the day's images again, it almost doesn't feel like a month and a half ago that we were there for the RW Challenge.
(Photo of race marshals by Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch)
"It was no fun, because it was too far."
–A six-year-old boy "surnamed Wu," who cried halfway through a marathon in Taipei. The boy finished the race, though his time is not reported.
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