Our little slice of heaven isn’t called Hill Country on account of all the fire ant hills. Hills are simply a fact of the running life for every Austin-area runner. Pretty much wherever you run around town, you’ll run into some fair-size hills, especially in the northwest part of Austin where most of the best (or worst, depending on your point of view) are located.
Approximately 6,000 runners submitted their entry for the 2014 Boston Marathon on Wednesday, bringing to 10,500 the total of time qualifiers who have done so since registration for time qualifiers opened on Monday.
The Boston Athletic Association has said that roughly 22,000 spots in the 36,000-runner field have been allotted to this open registration period for time qualifiers.
Dean Karnazes, “Ultramarathon Man,” ran the Kauai Marathon on Sept. 1. He completed the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours and 30 minutes. He won his age group. He finished in the top 20 of the field of nearly 300.
But you won’t find any record of that. You could have for several days after the event. Not anymore. Karnazes’ name, place, time and age group finish were recently removed from race results. No sign of him anywhere in there.
A 24-year-old woman from Iran will this weekend make history in London by becoming the first female triathlete to take part in a world championship under the green, white and red tricolour of the Islamic republic’s flag.
Shirin Gerami will join 8,500 athletes from 83 countries taking part in the PruHealth world triathlon grand final in Hyde Park, competing in full Islamic dress through a 1,500 metre swim, a 40km bike race and 10km run.
You need water, restrooms and a little bit of quirkiness to create an ideal Austin walk or run (Statesman.com Paywall)
What does it take to create the quintessential Austin walk or run?
Someplace to get water, definitely. A bathroom comes in handy, too. But quirky highlights and beautiful scenery are what really make us forget our burning quads and flagging energy.
The ongoing Texas drought has forced officials with the Fort Hood Morale, Welfare and Recreation to alter the lineup for the annual triathlon. Officials had to cut out the swimming portion of the race, said Millie Land, race coordinator.
She said lake levels are at least 12 feet below from where they need to be, which caused a health and safety concern for the participants.
Putting fitness first, more U.S. office workers are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the day at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving work stations.