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Date: 
11/15/2011 - 16:15

YMCAcheck.jpg“The Go Commando Half Marathon and 5k presented by CDE Lightband announced Tuesday they would donate $35,000 to local non-profits and community organizations. The largest recipients, Clarksville Area YMCA and Fort Campbell Historical Foundation were on hand to accept the donations.

The intention of the Go Commando Half Marathon and 5k will always be to give back to the community; this money emphasizes that mission in a big way,” Channel Lemon, one of the Race Directors, stated.

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An Observation From a Racewalker

Date: 
10/26/2011 - 10:17
Date: 
10/26/2011 - 10:17

By Robert Carver

It is fall again, the weather is cooling off and the race season is picking up steam. People are out in their training mode for the fall and winter races, from the 5K to the marathon. I have been a racewalker and racewalk official for more than 23 years. I have participated in many races as an athlete, volunteer, and race official. Throughout the years, the participation in the races has increased in numbers.

One of the factors for the increase is the runners are using the run/walk method that was introduced many years ago. This method is used by many training groups (including charity groups) and self-taught individuals.

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Making Friends on the Run

Date: 
10/25/2011 - 09:58
Date: 
10/25/2011 - 09:58

By Lisa Overall
President
Memphis Runners Track Club

Lisaphoto2.jpg Runners I have met are some of the nicest folks I have ever known and I can truthfully say that some of my dearest friends are the ones I run with currently.

It is difficult not to become close when you share the agony of a 20-mile run in the middle of August in Memphis, Tennessee, or a three-mile run in January when an "Arctic Express" cold-air blast dips down from Canada.

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2011 Fall Cross Country Shoe Review

Date: 
10/10/2011 - 17:56
Date: 
10/10/2011 - 17:56

shoe-review.JPGCross country season is here. Got your summer miles in? Check. Got your t-shirt slogan picked and printed? Check. Got your racing shoes? We can help with our annual look at eight newly released or updated cross country shoes for fall. Differences in fit from one brand (or model) to the next allow most runners to find a racing shoe suited for their particular foot type.

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Date: 
09/29/2011 - 18:30

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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.”

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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.”

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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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Go Bravely To Achieve Goals

Date: 
08/28/2011 - 14:18
Date: 
08/28/2011 - 14:18

By Teri Saylor

Teri Saylor photo.jpgAfter a lifelong fear of running, my fear of middle-age spread scared me more, and I joined the Galloway Marathon Training program in Raleigh, NC.

My disbelieving friends and family shook their heads and diagnosed me with a profound mental illness despite my insistence that I would never run a marathon.

But the day I completed a 16-mile training run, I began to agree that I might, indeed, be crazy for running all of those miles without having a goal.

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Running and Role Models

Date: 
08/26/2011 - 10:01
Date: 
08/26/2011 - 10:01

By Richard Ferguson
Ferguson,_Richard.jpg__.jpgThink back to the time when you first began running. Was there one particular individual who you really admired that served as a type of role model to get you started running? Is there anyone today that you look up to in your running and who you really feel is a positive influence on your running? I’m sure most of you can think of such role models you’ve had in the past and today. For most runners role models have played a very important part in their running careers.

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