Monthly Archives: May 2014

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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