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Running as social commentary: Take a Knee


Journalist Annette John-Hall of WHYY’s Newsworks talked to me about taking a knee at a race, last weekend. Here is her story. Salient quote from another race participant: “You know, it doesn’t affect me, so I don’t feel any need to … Continue reading

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On Taking a Knee During the National Anthem


I have always practiced respect for the flag of the United States and the Star-Spangled Banner. I can remember being a young kid, standing in my living room, hand over my heart, while the national anthem played on television with … Continue reading

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Broad Street Run 2017


Sights and sounds inside the 2017 Broad Street Run

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Paris Marathon 2017


April 9, 2017, I ran the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris with 57,000 of my closest friends. Full race report coming (probably after the semester ends), but for now, here’s a 10-minute video of my highlights. Video: Paris Marathon 2017 highlights

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New life for Philly Tri? (don’t bet your Zipps on it)


The Philadelphia Triathlon was one of the most exciting short-course races in the mid-Atlantic. The local race owners and directors were triathletes. They were in it because they wanted a solid triathlon on their home turf. They brought in a … Continue reading

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Octoberfest 13.1 Jawn


Gotta love http://www.uberendurancesports.com. Mega sized gingerbread finisher “medal” imported from Germany,  and age group award (5th,  M50-59) is a working hygrometer (hair, old school)  also imported from Germany. Oh, and post-race food included brats, potatoes, and sauerkraut. All this,  for … Continue reading

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UNSECURED: the ruse of marathon security


It’s been three years since the Boston Marathon bombing killed three spectators and injured 264 others. Since then, officials at major marathons have instituted stringent, new security measures. From bomb-sniffing dogs to metal detectors, runner-only zones, and clear plastic bags … Continue reading

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