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Date: 
02/09/2018 - 18:29

By Mary Marcia Brown

keychain.jpgOnce again, we are swimming in a sea of winged cupids, arrows, and red and pink hearts. It is the month of love, or so we have deemed it. At least, it is the month where the word “love” is used most, to describe what Merriam Webster refers to as “attraction based on sexual desire, or affection and tenderness felt by lovers.”

Yet love is so vast, that it simply cannot be contained by a single definition. These days, defintions of “love” like Webster’s “an unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another” and Eckhart Tolle’s “a state of being” and “recognizing yourself in another” tend to resonate most with me.

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Treasured Chest Challenge Set

Date: 
02/09/2018 - 14:18
Date: 
02/09/2018 - 14:18

The Gasparilla Distance Classic half marathon at Tampa, FL, and the Donna Marathon at Jacksonville offer the Treasured Chest Challenge to fight cancer.

Marathon or half marathon runners in the Donna event who also complete the Gasparilla half marathon on Feb. 25 will receive a Treasured Chest Challenge hat and finisher’s medal.

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Date: 
02/08/2018 - 17:26

Social Media Contest to name the beer.

Atlanta’s Marathon is getting its own beer. Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co. announced it will brew a limited edition beer for the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K.

Terrapin, the official beer of the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, is holding a contest on its social media pages to name the special brew which it describes as “a sessionable, yet flavorful British ale with notes of tea, biscuits, marmalade and sweet citrus.”

We’re all about enjoying the outdoors, especially an afternoon run, and always enjoy a refreshing post-run beer,” said Terrapin Beer Co.’s Leah Kuck. “We are excited to take Terrapin to the 12th annual Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K and celebrate the thousands of finishers with this special brew!”

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Date: 
02/08/2018 - 10:08

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- It was a fine morning for a cross country meet at Apalachee Regional Park, with mostly sunny skies, light winds and 40 degree temperatures for the Masters Women and Men who went off at 9AM and 9:45AM.

In 2016, when they held the National Club Cross Country Championships on this same course at Tallahassee, Sonja Friend-Uhl sprinted away over the last 500 meters to take the crown. But there was a different set of competitors this time. Jennifer Bayliss and Maggie Shearer formed a lead pack with Friend-Uhl in the first loop of the 6K course. The pack held together with Friend-Uhl in the lead until the forested section of the loop, when Bayliss and Shearer started to pull gradually away from Friend-Uhl. Bayliss used her strength up the last hill and over the top to also pull away from Shearer, forging a 5 second victory in 22:14.

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Mayor & Wife Marathons

Date: 
02/07/2018 - 12:26
Date: 
02/07/2018 - 12:26

CONCORD, NC — Concord Mayor and wife Bill and Debbie Dusch have run marathons in all 50 states.

Their story:

http://www.independenttribune.com/news/marathon-mayor-and-wi...

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Corbitt, Stone Win 15K

Date: 
02/06/2018 - 18:51
Date: 
02/06/2018 - 18:51

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR — Brent Corbitt of Little Rock, Arkansas, won the River Trail 15K in 51:48.28 on Feb. 3. Brian Sieczkowski of Maumelle was second in 54:26.02. Cameron Beckett of Little Rock was third in 54:35.59. First master was Brad Leach of Heber Springs in 56:12.25.

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Date: 
02/05/2018 - 16:58

Sonja Friend-Uhl (Boca Raton, Florida) became the oldest American woman to break five minutes in the indoor mile to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Friend-Uhl, a 2000 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 1500m who will turn 47 in March, clocked 4:59.99 at the KMS Invitational at Birmingham’s Crossplex on Jan. 28 to break the listed W45-49 American record of 5:04.02, set by Alisa Harvey in 2011. For good measure, she also ran 62.39 for 400m at the meet.

Other notable performances:

Lynna Irby — A freshman at Georgia, Irby ran world-leading times in the 200 (22.96) and 400 (51.48) at the Razorback Invitational in Arkansas.

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Riley, Waters Win Sarasota

Date: 
02/05/2018 - 16:24
Date: 
02/05/2018 - 16:24

SARASOTA, FL — Blake Riley and Katie Waters, both of Sarasota, were winners of the Sarasota Music Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 4. Riley took the men’s title in 1:14:52, Waters was victorious among the women in 1:28:23.

Second-fifth males were Brian Ward of Venice in 1:21:48, Chris Petrock of Tampa in 1:22:10, John Stevenson in 1:23:11, and Joshua Kenworthy in 1:24:17.

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Ramirez, Roehlig are Victors

Date: 
02/05/2018 - 15:16
Date: 
02/05/2018 - 15:16

DAYTONA BEACH, FL — Tommy Ramirez of Saint Cloud won the Daytona Beach Half Marathon in 1:19:40.9 on Sunday, Feb. 4. Joe Matuszczak of Deland was second in 1:22:35 and Hamid Kian of Jupiter third in 1:26:22.8.

Krista Roehlig of Oviedo was female champion (and third overall finisher) in 1:26:01.2. Heather Schulz of Orlando was second in 1:31:46.1 and Rebecca Gordon of Manetta, GA third in 1:32:38.6.

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Tallahassee Marathon Was Sunday

Date: 
02/05/2018 - 14:15
Date: 
02/05/2018 - 14:15

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Bryan Morseman’s (Bath, NY) 2:26:56 gave him a repeat victory at the Sunday, Feb. 4, Tallahassee Marathon. Charlie Johnson of the local Gulf Wins Track Club was second in 2:39:13. Peyton Hoyal of Charlottesville, VA, was third in 2:41:10, followed by Orinthal Striggles of Columbia, SC, in 2:46:09, and Matt Trick of Clermont, FL, in 2:53:54.

Tamara Kozulina of Clermont was the female winner in 3:03:10, her third win in a row. Blair Bodenmiller of Tallahassee was second in 3:10:25 and Lucy Baird of St. Petersburg was third in 3:32:54, followed by Beth Connolly of New Hampshire in 3:35:08 and Elizabeth Smith of Valdosta, GA, in 3:41:04.

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