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Tens of thousands of Twitter users crowded onto the Boston Police Department scanner early on Friday morning as reports of a shoot-out were emerging from Watertown. They frantically tweeted everything coming over the crackly line, often mishearing or failing to understand the context as police screamed for back up. Most damaging of all Twitter users began to circulate a rumour that a missing Indian-American student was one of the bombers. Even one of his friends tweeted that his picture matched one of the men sought by the FBI. It took only a moment for his name to be flashed all over the internet, to the dismay of his parents who have not heard from him for over a month. The wildfire of speculation that the student was involved was only brought under control after NBC News directly contradicted the internet reports. It is emphatically not about making sure any allegations resulting from the picture are made public,” said the New Statesman’s Alex Hern. Imagine if people were standing around in Boston pointing fingers at people in photographs and roughly accusing them of terrorism.

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Tewantin’s Chrissy Redwood on her way to winning the Blackall last year. Redwood will join hundreds of weekend warriors in the Sunshine Coast events starting Saturday October 20 and will be focussed on beating her time of 11 hours 17 minutes. From Monday to Friday, the year-old works at a desk crunching numbers for customers’ tax returns. But after hours and on weekends she enjoys the physical challenge of running ultra distances through Sunshine Coast forests – completing about km per week when training for an event.

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One of the bombs that tore through the crowd that afternoon took her left leg. Her right leg was wounded and later amputated. That might have been challenging enough, but it was only the beginning. Her new husband, Patrick Downes, a doctoral student and marathoner, was by her side. He lost his left leg in the blast. Kensky and Downes in an engagement photo in Harvard Square from Allana Taranto The aftermath brought so many surgeries they lost count.

Kensky, now 36, said there were times she felt she could not go on. Life seemed to consist mostly of preparing for surgeries, having surgeries and recovering from surgeries. But over time, Kensky found that a few things brought her joy.

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And yet on Oct. Ferritti, a Mohawk-native and Jarvis graduate, and Martin married in in Mohawk. As a member of the U. In Martin joined the bomb squad Explosive Ordnance Disposal and was deployed overseas. In June , he was killed in action. And he has a lot of respect for Shawn and is so supportive. After years of emotional highs and lows, the births of two children, bouts of anxiety and what turned out to be anemia, Ferritti, finally feeling a little better physically and mentally, decided to take up running.

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Finisher and volunteer certificates and team results may be accessed via the ‘other results’ tab. The MCM has introduced a new feature allowing for personalization of the finisher certificate to best represent an individual runner’s experience. Runners may select up to four of 11 badges to illustrate their run with the Marines. When runners click on the badges of their choice, the graphic automatically populates the bottom portion of the certificate.

In addition to the new badges, the finisher certificates will feature the runner’s finish time, overall place, gender place and half marathon split time.

Sep 12,  · September 12th is the traditional date for the Battle of Marathon in BCE, an epic struggle between the Greeks and the Persians. Explore the sources and the day-by-day events surrounding one of.

Barbara Brady ran the Boston Marathon on April 20, at 71 years old—it was her third Boston finish and 81st marathon finish. Brady started running when she was 28 years old—and got hooked. To combat fatigue brought on by raising a one-and-a-half year-old while working part time, she and Phil joined an exercise class that incorporated short runs, at a local gym. She ran her first 10K in Knoxville in and then moved on to the major leagues, running her first marathon—the L.

Brady, her husband, and her daughter before her first marathon in Los Angeles. By the time Brady retired in , she had run 25 marathons in California, as well as a few in other states. Too Sore to Exercise? The Active Recovery Workout. Train on Soft Ground “I think it is important to run on softer surfaces, so I do a lot of running off the pavement.

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Following the iconic long distance footpath, the mile and mile challenges of the Cumbria Way Ultra take in stunning scenery, including Coniston Water, Derwentwater High Pike. Now in its fifth year, the event, the brainchild of Gaynor Prior, of Ivegill, near Carlisle, attracted more than people from 13 nationalities for a “fabulous, scenic and hard day out”. In the mile race from Ulverston to Carlisle Castle, which includes 10, ft of ascent, there were people, with a further 10 people taking part in two relay teams.

New to this year’s event was the mile variation, starting from Keswick and taking in the remainder of the Cumbria Way to Carlisle, which attracted 34 runners. Gaynor explained that ultra running – anything longer than a marathon – has grown in popularity.

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Last year, Lyman came in 41st place, with a time of 2: This year, he hopes to beat the time, and to do it, his training is rigorous, as Lyman said. In college, Lyman said he was relatively reserved, until, as a freshman, he entered a wing-eating competition at the school. He said that he was surprised when he easily defeated larger individuals, like school seniors and football players in the contest. Four years in a row, Lyman said he won wing-eating competitions in college and, after he graduated, he decided to try his hand in Wing Bowl.

His best showing, Lyman said, was a fourth-place finish, in which he devoured wings in one sitting. Yet, in college, Lyman studied nutrition. So, how then, could a marathon runner, who studied nutrition, transition into a competitive eater, willing to gorge himself for entertainment? In the days before an eating contest, Lyman said that he drinks a lot of water to help stretch out his stomach lining. And, as in running or during an eating competition, Lyman said, you can hit a wall, but you just have to endure.

The same thing with running.

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But before you let your emotion take control and drag you to cloud nine, guard and protect yourself, do not let yourself fall too deep. Dating a runner is not a bed of roses. You deserve to know the ‘ugly’ truths why you should not date a marathon runner. With her marathon training plan which requires her to train at least 4 times a day, including a long run on the weekend, on top of her busy work load, there is hardly enough time for her to juggle going on dates.

She has committed to a rigid training plan which she will stick to faithfully until she achieves her goals. Do not even think that each of her training sessions lasts only 1 hour, and that you can both catch a late night dinner afterwards.

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But Hahner says she’s just hoping for a personal best to follow up her win in Vienna. The twin is The Local’s German of the Week. And my goal is to run a new personal best,” said Hahner of the upcoming Berlin Marathon. If I still have some fight after that, then you can still turn it up from the back. With a time of 2: It was an incredible feeling , to win a marathon in a woman versus woman duel.

More than anything, it was a huge step forward in my mentality,” she said. But after her win, Hahner faced harsh criticism by turning down the opportunity to represent Germany at the European Championships in Zurich this summer. Her decision was met with disappointment and anger from the German Athletics Association DLV , but Hahner was determined to stay true to her self-set limits of two marathon races a year.

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