Jeff Dengate and Brian D. Sabin
Today is Friday, April 22, 2011—a good day for a run.
Crescent City 10-K: 1 days
Big Sur (RW Challenge): 9 days
Oklahoma City Marathon & Half: 9 days
Philly Broad Street Run: 9 days
Flying Pig Marathon: 9 days
New Jersey Marathon: 9 days
Cleveland Marathon: 22 days
Bay to Breakers 12-K: 23 days
No, this isn't just a "your momma's so fat" joke: A recent study, published in the journal Diabetes, suggests a mother's diet during pregnancy can impact her child's risk of obesity later in life… Desiree Davila, second-place finisher at Monday's Boston Marathon, is receiving a warm welcome back in Michigan, where she trains with the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. This Tuesday, she'll throw the first pitch in the Detroit Tigers game against the Mariners… Two days after her breakthrough performance, Davila was named USATF Athlete of the Week… Last weekend, one British man completed the London Marathon in 3:47:45, then ran the 99 miles back to his hometown… This week marked the 22nd anniversary of the Central Park Jogger attack. The five young men who were convicted, then freed in 2002, still have $50 million lawsuits pending against the city of New York. Filmmaker Ken Burns has a project slated for 2013 to tell the story of the "Central Park Five"… We share this new piece on former NBA point guard Stephon Marbury if for no other reason than it allows us to revisit an old favorite: this YouTube clip of Starbury trail running… Sports Illustrated has a lengthy profile on Team Hoyt–father Rick and son Dick–who have been on the road together since 1977… Should spitting in public be banned? Filthy habit or not, some of us runners would be in trouble if such laws were ever enforced… Perhaps the insanely high gas prices will cause a spike in running shoe sales. More drivers are hitting empty and getting stranded, says AAA of Oklahoma. But, if you don't have roadside assistance, you'd better have a comfortable pair of sneakers in the trunk of your car…
"I'm more nervous for this than I was at the Olympics."
–Wallace Spearmon, Jr., U.S. 100- and 200-meter sprinter, on the MythBusters episode, Running on Water.
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