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  • May 09, 2017
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    Yuri Gagarin had Laika. Alan Shephard had Ham. Eliud Kipchoge had himself. Not all moonshots are the same, but they’re still moonshots. Someone goes first. This past weekend, Nike’s sub-two project hit the road. For the past year, three elite marathoners have been undergoing Space Race-style training under the direction of some extremely smart scientists, designers, and engineers from Nike. All the preparation, all the training, and all the detailed engineering of everything from s...

  • May 09, 2017
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    Breaking Two Group Sixty three years to the day after Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile, three superb athletes will attempt to run a sub-two marathon. On May 6 in Monza Italy, Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia), Zersenay Tades...

  • May 09, 2017
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    Gardiner Gate If America’s National Park service is the country’s ‘Best Idea,’ Earth Day certainly ranks as one of its best holidays. In the Yellowstone, you get two good ideas wrapped into one ecosystem. Within an area of lan...

  • May 09, 2017
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    2017 GYAS Medal So tell the truth. Would you rather be running in Boston on this Monday in April or would you rather wait until July and August and do a GYAS event and earn this totally rad finisher’s medal? Yeah, ...

  • May 09, 2017
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    First woman runner at Boston Marathon First How many times in life do you get to go first? When’s the last time you did something for the first time? One week ago on April 7 in Teh...

  • May 09, 2017
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    The four minute mile. 60 homeruns. 100 points in an NBA game. 300 in bowling. 59 in golf. The world of sports is full of milestone numbers. Some are obtainable goals, others are significant walls, and still other numbers are considered “impossible.” Can’t be done, so they say. The sub-two hour marathon may be in this camp, but not if Nike has its way. Last year, Runners World magazine published a fascinating report on a Nike project that has the singular goal of getting a runner ac...

  • May 09, 2017
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    g88 It’s on. The Inaugural Tour de Gravelly will be on August 26. The race starts in Ennis and finishes in the Ruby Valley. In between, there is a mountain range called the Gravellies. If you’ve been wanting to do something new. If you’ve been...

  • May 09, 2017
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    Ed Whitlock In the annals of ‘Why we do this,’ the stories of 31 runners should be listened to. This past January, the World Marathon Challenge hosted 31 runners and shuttled them around the globe over seven days to seven contin...

  • May 09, 2017
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    Eduardo at Black Butte From A to Z, it seems that everyone just feels like running. Last year in Antarctica, there were four marathons as well as two in Afghanistan. At the other end of the alphabet, t...

  • Mar 01, 2017
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    February 27, 2017 The Montana Gauntlet Double Marathoners and TBAs In our beautiful and crazy wide, wide, wide world of sports, it’s hard to know what might come next. The idea of doing a double or triple marathon just ain’t unusual anymore. Completing 50+ marathons in a year raises eyebrows, but not like it used to and not like it should. I recently read a piece on Facebook about an African American woman from St. Louis named Lisa Davis who completed seven marathons on all sev...

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