Monthly Archives: January 2016

Is Rupp the Favorite?

“I think he’s the best marathoner in America right now, though he has never even run one.” – Toni Reavis (“Rupp is In!“) What was only a tantalizing possibility has become a reality: Galen Rupp, America’s best 10K runner and … Continue reading

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Tanzania – Part 12: The Rim of the Crater

  Simba campground on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. It was already three in the afternoon when we began the two-hour drive to the Ngorongoro highlands. Leaving Oldupai, the road was flat, and the terrain was dry and barren. But … Continue reading

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Tanzania – Part 11: The Cradle of Mankind

Monolith at Oldupai Gorge Running Log, 1/2/11 — Rest! On the morning of the second day of 2011 I woke up from a deep slumber that had been untroubled by either real or imaginary lions. We had stayed the night … Continue reading

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Tanzania – Part 10: Endless Plains

Running Log, 1/1/11 — 25 minutes in and around Lake Ndutu Tented Camp. On the last day of 2010, after my final run of the year at the Dik Dik campground, I joined my family for an improvised New Year’s … Continue reading

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Tanzania – Part 9: Hippos, Elephants, and Eyes in the Dark

Running Log, 12/31/10 — 24 minutes in and around Dik Dik Campground (Completing the year-long project of running every calendar day in 2010)  On the morning of December 31st 2010 I awoke from a heavy sleep and uneasy dreams to … Continue reading

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Ryan Hall isn’t worried about what you think

“I reflect on these achievements not with pride, but with humility, for I know that I was only faithful to the gift I had been given.” – Ryan Hall Ryan Hall isn’t worried about what you think

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Tanzania – Part 8: Into the Serengeti

“Parks Tanzania” by Bamse – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parks_Tanzania.svg#/media/File:Parks_Tanzania.svg It was about 4:00 in the afternoon when we finally arrived at Klein’s Gate, the Northeast entrance to Serengeti National Park, one of the … Continue reading

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