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Our Aging Brains

Image credit: ThinkStock.com “[We] ought to know that from nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations. … And by the same organ we become mad and delirious, and fears and … Continue reading

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LeBron James Runs a Mile

“…Let’s think about how much more work LeBron does every single day than your typical high school runner. Who do you know ran 4:40 in high school? Oh, literally everyone? Even the kid who was so small and sad-looking that … Continue reading

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London Postcards: Scenes from the 16th IAAF World Championships

Final leg of the men’s 4×100 relay Has it been five years already since the Olympics returned to London? In the wider world, a lot has changed for Great Britain and for the rest of us since 2012, but it … Continue reading

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Field Guide to North American Tracks: Bob Heath Track, Lyndonville Vermont

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Slowing down faster

  A couple of days ago, I observed a milestone that I had been dreading for a while: I turned 59 ½.

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An Unremarkable Summer Evening

The Harvard outdoor track at twilight Is it a trick of memory, or was there a time when I wasn’t so dull and listless in the afternoons? I feel sure that when I was younger I had the vigor to … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Hills – Part 2 of 3

  “Ragnar was a king and hero of early 9th century Scandinavia. He was a conqueror, a wild man, a leader, fearless and free-spirited. *   * Actual history may vary from our romanticized version.” – Excerpt from the Ragnar … Continue reading

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