///Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup: August 11-17

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup: August 11-17

Spira Footwear to Introduce Duck Dynasty Footwear

DD-Robertsons1-701x1024Fans of Duck Dynasty, cable networks #1 nonfiction show, are about to be “Happy, Happy, Happy” with news that the series is getting its own line of sneakers thanks to Spira Footwear.  The shoe will feature Spira’s patented WaveSpring Technology in combination with the show’s famous duck camouflage pattern, and will first go on sale August 16 through crowd-funding platform RocketHub.com. Fans participating in the program will be able to pre-purchase the shoe at a substantial discount before it enters production for distribution into retail.

NYC Marathon Alters Course, Allows Paralyzed Man In To November Event

BOSTON (CBS) – Matt Brown got his wish Thursday. He will take part in the New York City Marathon.

Brown, who was paralyzed in 2010 while playing hockey for Norwood High School, has teamed up with his hometown friend and veteran Lucas Carr to run several marathons and half-marathons. Two years ago, they ran the Boston Marathon.

Track & Field’s Newest “Power Couple” Showing it With World Championship Medals

14iht-eaton14-1-articleLargeOne month after their marriage, Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton have two shiny new wedding presents. Eaton, who holds the Olympic title and the world record in the decathlon, won his gold medal in the world track and field championships Sunday night.

Early the next morning, he made a dash for the bus from the hotel to Luzhniki Stadium and assumed the role of cheerleader as Theisen-Eaton competed for Canada in the first day of the heptathlon.

How To Do A Triathlon Even If You Can’t Swim

photo-1-e1376418570935-300x225I’m a runner. I’m a cyclist. I am NOT a swimmer. And yet, I love triathlons. How can this be? Because there’s this awesome thing called a triathlon relay. It’s the best way to do a triathlon even if you can’t swim.

San Antonio Mayor Claims City Is Becoming More Fit

San Antonio’s obesity rate has dropped below the state average, according to figures released by San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. The obesity rate in San Antonio and Bexar County fell from 35.1 percent to 28.5 percent between 2010 and 2012.

RunAustin Campaign Aims to Lure Runners To Austin (LeBlanc, Statesman)

When the world thinks of Austin, it thinks of music, technology, food and weirdness, right? The company that puts on the Austin Marathon and other events wants to expand that collective idea of our city. That’s why it’s launching RunAustin, a marketing campaign to let people around the country know Austin is a great place to run races.

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