Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (Feb. 5, 2015)

It's very easy to rip Lance Armstrong these days. I've done my share. I just wish Armstrong would disappear into the ether, but the disgraced cyclist still finds every pothole possible to step into and bring further embarrassment to himself—and more importantly--his family. Armstrong's latest two—driving drunk in Aspen, hitting a couple of cars and then telling the police...

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Lance Armstrong, Austinites Prepping for National Beer Mile Championship

The Flo Beer Mile World Championship is three weeks away and Austinites are prepping to defend their home turf against some top competition that includes Olympian Nick Symmonds, former Beer Mile world record holder Corey Gallagher, and many others from across the country. Last Sunday at a local track, Todd Gerlach, Lon Breintenbach, Lance Parker, [...]

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Weekly Roundup (April 27-May 3)

Stacked pro field at St. George Ironman 70.3 Competing for $75,000 Just a few years ago, the prize purse and Kona points were much smaller than they are today for the U.S. Professional 70.3 Championship at St. George, Utah. But this time around, the $75,000 prize purse and the 1,500 Ironman qualifying points have attracted [...]

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (April 24, 2014)

By now, the dust has settled on the 118th Boston Marathon and it can be stated that without a doubt, Boston pulled it off again with incredibly clarity and emotion. Yes, security was tight—there were checkpoints everywhere along the course—but the police were unobtrusive and efficient. And yes, it was warm out there on Patriots [...]

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Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Nov. 30 – Dec. 6)

Dallas Marathon Will Go On Despite Winter Storm Threat While the Winter Storm Warning in effect in North Texas has canceled some events, and as of Thursday afternoon only one of two big events scheduled in Dallas this weekend will go on as planned. Children's Medical Center canceled its annual parade this Saturday but the MetroPCS Marathon [...]

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Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Nov. 17-23)

No More San Antonio Marathon in November Hoping for cooler weather at the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon and 1/2 Marathon, a promoter Monday confirmed the event will be held next year on Dec. 7. "Correct, and it will remain that weekend," said Tracy Sundlun, executive vice president of the Competitor Group. "All the [...]

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New Documentary About Lance Armstrong To Debut September 5th

A documentary about disgraced Austin cyclist Lance Armstrong will make its debut on September 5th at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is titled "The Armstrong Lie." As reported by VeloNation: Work on "The Armstrong Lie" began in 2009 when Armstrong came out of retirement to compete in the Tour de France and director [...]

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