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September 2011

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Date: 
09/29/2011 - 18:30

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Regional features
Date: 
09/29/2011 - 05:04

Idaho Springs, CO -- Marshall Ulrich went 3,063 miles on foot, running about 60 miles a day for 52 days straight, from San Francisco to New York City. He was 57 years old when he ran the equivalent of 117 back-to-back marathons in an attempt to break a world record set by a man half his age. Ultimately, he set two new records and completed the third fastest trans-American crossing in history.

At the end, he ran right into Times Square on election night, November 4, 2008. As he watched people shouting and dancing in the streets as the election returns blared on the CNN jumbo screen, Ulrich remembers, “I pretended all the hoopla was for me.”

Regional features
Date: 
09/23/2011 - 12:33

By Jim Dugger
Dugger, Jim.jpg _.jpgThe Georgia USATF inducted its inaugural class into the Georgia Track and Field Hall of Fame at the annual Georgia Awards Banquet held in Lilburn, GA, on Aug. 14. Led by former USOC President Dr. Leroy Walker, the class included athletes spanning a 50-year time frame, from the legendary hurdler Spec Towns, to Edwin Moses, winner of 107 consecutive races and two Olympic Gold Medals.

USATF President Ian Dube stated during the induction ceremony that “Induction into the Georgia Track and Field Hall of Fame is the greatest tribute we can bestow on these individuals. Each of these remarkable individuals has made unique contributions to our state through sport, and we look forward to honoring them as they take their rightful place in the USATF Georgia Hall of Fame.”

Regional features

Will Running Make You Live Longer?

Date: 
09/23/2011 - 05:09
Date: 
09/23/2011 - 05:09

By Lena Hollmann
Hollman,_Lena_jpg___1.jpgAs runners, we are all aware of the benefits of our sport. We feel better, have more energy, and when we go to the doctor we discover that our cholesterol and blood pressure have gone down since our pre-running days. If you are a beginner runner, you may have noticed dramatic improvements in how you look and feel compared to before you started. You are less tired and can perform your daily activities with less effort. Maybe you also lost some weight.

But does running make us live longer? And is it the Fountain of Youth that Ponce de Leon never found?

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