Monthly Archives: May 2014

Manzano to run at the 2014 Martinez Classic

On June 5th, 2014, Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano will be in Concord, Mass., to race the mile at the Adrian Martinez Classic track meet. And that’s only one surprising and interesting development for a local meet intent on getting … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Did I Say That?

[Originally published May 13, 2008] If the key to good coaching is good communication, I think I might be in trouble. It’s not that I don’t communicate, it’s that I seem to communicate much more than I actually mean.

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Running the 4×400 Relay

One thing I know about high school track and field is that no matter how small your team, no matter how weak and infirm it might appear compared to the Brocktons and Newton Norths of the world, you can always … Continue reading

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How Fast is 13:02?

Ben True won the 5000m at the Peyton Jordan Invitational Sunday night, running a personal best time of 13:02.76, with Hassan Mead only four-hundredths of a second behind. When I saw those times, I thought to myself “Wow, that’s fast!” … Continue reading

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‘Born to Run’ Turns Five

It’s hard to believe, but May 5th marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of Born to Run,  Chris McDougall’s manifesto on the subjects of ultra-distance running, minimalist footwear, and the athletic prowess of the Tarahumara people of Mexico’s Copper … Continue reading

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Their Marathon, Too

I brought my car in for service this morning, and the employee who was taking my information saw from my registration that I was from Newton and asked, “Did you watch the marathon this year?” I admitted that I had, … Continue reading

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