Runner's Web Digest - December 7, 2001
- Runner's Web Digest - December 7, 2001
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New This Week:
The winner of last week's Pegasus Quiz was Paul Stone of Guelph, Ontario
correctly identified John J. Hayes as the last American to win the Olympic
Marathon prior to Frank Shorter winning in Munich.
"Heroes in our Midst" Contest:
Win a free copy of "Heroes in our Midst", edited by Robin Mednick and
Wendy Thomas, a collection of 110 personal stories from Canada's top
athletes. For more information, go to the Runner's Web FrontPage at:
Each Monday morning for the next several months we will post a trivia
question on the Runner's Web FrontPage.
The first correct answer (based on email date and time stamp) will win a
copy of the book autographed by Canadian Olympic triathlete, Sharon
Check out our FrontPage every Monday for this new quiz.
This week's new poll is: "How many hours per week do you spend training and
Our poll this past week was: "Are you concerned with the potential removal
of the sport of triathlon from the Olympics?"
The results at publication time were:
No opinion/don't care 7
Total Votes: 106
You can access the poll from our FrontPage as well as voting on and/or
checking the results of previous polls.
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on the Runner's Web, email us at
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Our Photo of the Week, which was being updated several times during the
week, has been replaced with the Photo Slideshow which will have a
random number of photos you can cycle through. Check it out from our
The FiveStar Site of the Week:
Our FiveStar site of the week for next week is: Marius Bakken Online.
Marius is a Norwegian Olympian with 13.11.30 5000 meter time to his credit.
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Winded and Wondering Why?
By Robert Preidt, HealthScoutNews Reporter
(HealthScoutNews) -- If you find yourself getting winded while playing
sports, don't automatically blame it on a lack of conditioning. You may be
one of millions of Americans who suffer from undiagnosed asthma that is
triggered by exercise.
The condition, known as exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), is a temporary
narrowing of the airways that occurs during or after physical activity. It
can include such symptoms as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, chest
tightness, fatigue or decreased athletic performance.
Most of the estimated 18 million Americans who have chronic asthma are at
risk for EIB if their asthma is not well-controlled, says Dr. Gilbert
D'Alonzo, director of the Airways Disease Center at Temple University Health
Sciences Center in Philadelphia.
More...from Yahoo at:
Doctor's advice is beware of water overload:
Area runners are accustomed to pre-loading, or drinking extra liquids before
a run, to prevent dehydration. It's a necessity training through
triple-digit summer days here.
It might sound odd, but Dr. Bob Fowler, the White Rock Marathon medical
director, is warning participants not to drink too much before Sunday's
More...from the Dallas News at:
Kenyan Uses 26.2 Miles as Skiing Warm-Up:
In Kenya, the Rono family name has long been associated with distance
Richard Rono was carrying out the family tradition when, as a child, he
began running through the Riff Valley Province imagining himself as the next
Henry Rono, a distant relative, who set four world records in distance
running within 90 days in 1978.
But acclaim eluded Richard Rono as a runner. His times, while impressive,
were not good enough to win him a coveted spot on Kenya's Olympic team.
Now, at 39, Rono has achieved a measure of fame by doing what only one other
Kenyan has ever done: qualify for the Winter Games as a cross-country skier.
More... from the NY Times at:
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Exercise Reverses Years of Aerobic Decline:
(Ivanhoe Newswire) - An ongoing study has shown a mere 6 months of endurance
exercise can undo 30 years of declining physical fitness.
Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in
Dallas began a study 30 years ago on men in their 20s. The men were
originally part of the Dallas Bed Rest and Training Study started in 1966 to
determine negative effects of bed rest on physical fitness. Thirty years
later, researchers gathered the same men and put them through a six-month
endurance exercise program. They measured cardiovascular health in the men
before they went through the training program and compared it to
cardiovascular health in the men after the program.
More...from Ivanhoe at:
Eating More Often May Help Lower Cholesterol:
Amy Norton, Reuters Health
A person's cholesterol levels may depend not only on what he or she eats,
but also how often, according to UK researchers.
They found that middle-aged and older adults who ate frequently throughout
the day had lower "bad" cholesterol levels compared with those who tended to
down one or two large meals per day. This was despite the fact that the
frequent eaters, on average, had a higher calorie and fat intake.
More...from drkoop.com at:
Prescription Orthotics...Are They Worth The Cost?
My grandmother used to tell me that you get what you pay for; not so with
prescription orthotics, grandma. The orthotics market is a big, ill-defined
market with a lot of room for error and excessive cost. For instance, ask
any health insurance company to define the term prescription foot orthotic
and here's what they'll say:' prescription orthotics are custom arch
supports made from a cast impression of your foot. Orthotics are fabricated
from any number of different materials and vary in size, shape, thickness
and length depending on the foot problem that is being treated. Prescription
orthotics are made based upon a doctor's prescription.'
Now let's go out into the industry and take a look at who's prescribing and
dispensing orthotics. Here's just a short list of the professionals and
retailers who recommend and dispense orthotics:
store front orthotic stores
retail ski shops
retail shoe stores
direct TV sales
direct internet sales
You can see from this list of orthotic providers that the training and
experience in foot care is diverse. As a result, the definition of a
prescription orthotic may mean many things throughout the foot care
profession. Some providers may use the insurance company's definition and
others may take a stock/prefabricated arch support, add a couple of pads and
charge for a prescription device.
So, let's rephrase our question about cost and ask: 'is every prescription
orthotic from every person that will sell them to you worth the money?' The
answer is probably not. Like everything else in life, one size and one
treatment doesn't solve every problem. What worked for your friend may or
may not work for you. And with costs for prescription orthotics ranging from
$150.00 to over $600.00, a consumer has to be well informed about their
Do prescription orthotics really work? In many cases they do, particularly
when the following four key points are met;
1. The diagnosis of the foot problem is correct.
2. The type of orthotic is correct for the condition (soft/hard/flexible
3. The selection of materials used to make the orthotic are appropriate.
4. Patient education and follow-up are available.
Simply put, to make a prescription orthotic that works well and is worth the
expense requires a comprehensive knowledge of foot problems, orthotic
fabrication and effective patient education. That's not something that
comes off the shelf or out of a box.
So how does a consumer with a foot problem begin to navigate this decision
making process and make smart choices? I've heard many arguments for and
against the use of prefabricated arch supports, but for most consumers
prefabs represent a good starting point. Prefabricated supports can offer
many of the benefits of prescription orthotics at a fraction of the cost.
There's more styles and brands of prefabs than Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream has
flavors, so a little research and shopping can help. Drug store variety
arch supports can be helpful if all you want is cushion but what most folks
need is support. There's a large market out there of semi-flexible prefabs
that offer a lot of support. One reliable resource for these products is
Birkenstock. Birkenstock carries a wide variety of prefabricated semi-rigid
supports for work and sport.
Take a look at those four points again. Can a consumer really diagnose a
foot problem and prescribe a reliable orthotic? Like anything else in life,
sometimes you just need some help and advice. If you've tried prefabs and
they didn't work, then that's the time to consider prescription orthotics.
Be sure to get the advice of one of the professionals we mentioned in our
list above. Talk to others who have orthotics and develop an understanding
of their uses and their limitations. Use the internet as a resource to be an
informed consumer to understand your diagnosis and how orthotics may help.
Jeffrey A. Oster, DPM, C.Ped.
Dr. Oster practices podiatric medicine, surgery and pedorthics in Granville,
Helmet Laws Head Off Wheel Harm:
By Jennie Phipps, HealthScoutNews Reporter
(HealthScoutNews) -- While education and encouragement help, the best way to
get children to wear bike helmets is to make it the law.
At least that's the way it appears to researchers at the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (news - web sites) (CDC) who looked at how well
Florida's 1997 helmet law is working. The law requires all children younger
than 16 to wear helmets while riding bicycles, but it gives Florida counties
the ability to opt out. Three counties did.
CDC researchers looked at 22,000 Florida children in kindergarten through
grade 5 who rode bikes to school. The researchers actually watched kids as
they put their bicycles in school bike racks. In counties where the state
law was in place, 79 percent of riders wore helmets, compared with only 33
percent of riders in counties that had opted out of the state law.
More...from Yahoo at:
Silence on outfits suits speedskaters:
One of the most talked-about things in U.S. speedskating is something no one
wants to talk about.
In a sport where Olympic medals sometimes are decided by 100ths of a second,
the U.S. long- and short-track teams are hoping to gain an edge in
aerodynamics from a new body suit being developed in secrecy by Nike.
More...from USA Today at:
Life in the fast lane:
The coach to the top US sprinters left his university post this week after a
series of setbacks on and off the track. Pat Butcher reports
Financial Times; Dec 1, 2001
This is one of those times when leading American athletics coach John Smith
might wish for the anonymity that normally goes with his name.
Until four months ago, Smith rejoiced in the unofficial title of "Coach to
the Champions". Still a world record holder himself - for the 440 yards in
1971 - Smith's charges include Olympic and world champions Maurice Greene,
Ato Boldon, Inger Miller and Jon Drummond. He has also coached European
champion Christine Arron.
Then began a series of setbacks, which have culminated in Smith's
resignation after 17 years as sprint coach at the University of California
at Los Angeles (UCLA).
More...from the Financial Times at:
IT shapes as the great bottom-cam controversy in women's sport. To zoom in
or not to zoom in: that is the question.
Italy's No.1 sports pin-up girl, volleyballer Maurizia Cacciatori, is
leading a rear-end revolt about cheeky cameramen focusing on her shapely
But while some women's groups have been quick to endorse the Italian's
comments, a host of leading Australian female sports stars yesterday refused
to get behind her.
Russian-born pole vaulter Tatiana Grigorieva, Olympic beach volleyball gold
medallist Kerri Pottharst and leading ironwoman Hayley Bateup were among the
Australian women who said the issue wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
Taut and terrific Tatiana said she was of the opinion if you've got it,
More...from Fox Sports Australia at:
(HealthScoutNews) -- If you're planning to engage in winter sports, take
your mittens, boots ... and your pillow.
That's because you really need a good night's sleep before you venture into
Journal of Applied Physiology reports that sleep deprivation not only leaves
your mind dull, you're less able to cope with the effects of cold
temperatures. After being deprived of sleep, study subjects couldn't raise
their metabolic heat production as much as they needed to in order to
respond to cold. This increases the risk of hypothermia.
Recovery began after two nights of normal sleep, but it took months before
the ability to adjust metabolic rate to cold temperatures got completely
back to normal.
From Runner's World:
"When you practice running with a lighter, quicker turnover, you become
a faster, more efficient runner. An increased cadence also decreases
your risk of injury, because your feet spend less time pounding the
pavement." - Jeff Galloway
Clearing the Hurdles
The Hurdle: You tend to run too fast too soon when racing, causing
The Solution Train with fast interval sessions to increase your
tolerance to lactic acid. By doing so you will condition your body and
stomach without generating large amounts of lactic acid. You'll also rid
yourself of nausea.
Remember that running is fun. In our concern with losing weight and
becoming healthier, it's all too easy to allow ourselves to be
preoccupied with the physical changes running produces and to forget
that running is a pleasurable activity, its effects aside. "When health
is the only motivation," a sixty-year-old Florida runner named Al
Iannone said, "Great self-discipline is needed. If we run for the fun
that's in it, fitness will take care of itself."
Proper regimen keeps veteran stars shining:
By Marcia C. Smith, The Orange County Register
Wednesday, December 5, 2001
The middle-aged man -- a very old man in sports years -- is supposed to be
sitting in the locker room, his best years behind him, his talent spent and
his body broken from the stress of too many tough seasons.
Grim faced. Shoulders hunched. Ice bags slung around rusting joints. The
whiff of Ben-Gay, not aftershave.
It's kind of sad, this specter of the veteran, over-the-hill, past-his-prime
athlete, being ushered toward retirement.
But in a remarkable 2001 sports year, when Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr. and
San Diego's Tony Gwynn turned 41 and bid major-league farewells, a slew of
so-called old guys in the four major professional sports are proving there's
life -- and more important, greatness -- after 35.
More...from the Statesman at:
"Everyone should believe in something, and I believed in surgery,
chemotherapy and my doctors."
Cyclist Lance Armstrong's reported reply when asked how his belief in God
had helped him as a cancer patient
Blindness not a speed bump:
Runner embraces life despite being blind for most of it
The Dallas Morning News
Harry Cordellos of Novato, Calif., hasn't let personal misfortune dim his
view of the world.
Cordellos completely lost his vision at 23, but blindness places no limits
on his life.
Water skiing, snow skiing, marathon running, bowling, guitar playing, riding
amusement park rides and power tool-operating are all part of his
repertoire. He doesn't just participate in these activities. He competes. He
performs. He showcases his talents.
He's an inspiration to those he meets, and he's met many in the Dallas
running community over the past 26 years.
Cordellos returns to Dallas this week for Sunday's 32nd Dallas White Rock
Marathon. It will be his 150th career marathon and his 19th Rock. This
momentous marathon run coincides with his receiving the Rock's prestigious
Victory Award for Excellence.
More...from the Dallas Morning Star at:
'Can't swim' Stacy soars to new heights:
London - No amount of prizes or glitzy galas can distract American
pole-vaulter Stacy Dragila from her one-woman campaign to gain recognition
for her event.
Crowned women's Athlete of the Year by the International Association of
Athletics Federations (IAAF) at a fancy dinner in Monaco this week, Dragila
seized the opportunity to lobby the IAAF to designate the women's pole vault
a Golden League event.
"I talked to the IAAF president (Lamine) Diack and he's very excited about
putting the women's pole vault into the Golden League," said Dragila, who
beat US sprinter and long-jumper Marion Jones to the prize.
More...from the Independent Online at:
US Men's Marathon Depth at Low Point:
Some numbers to point out just how the depth of American men marathon times
has sunk recently. Listed below are the total number of American sub-2:20
marathon performances per year for last 30 years (there are a handful of
2001 marathons to go, but none are expected to have any sub-2:20 Americans).
* Note that in 1981 New York City was determined to be 148m short and
Oakland around 381 yards short; figure below includes adjusted raw times
from those races assuming the full distance would have been covered at even
1972 = 12
1973 = 12
1974 = 22
1975 = 40
1976 = 35
1977 = 46
1978 = 95
1979 = 165
1980 = 187
1981 = 218*
1982 = 191
1983 = 267
1984 = 165
1985 = 99
1986 = 115
1987 = 96
1988 = 65
1989 = 63
1990 = 75
1991 = 93
1992 = 64
1993 = 58
1994 = 54
1995 = 59
1996 = 40
1997 = 27
1998 = 36
1999 = 47
2000 = 27
2001 = 20
Runner's World Magazine
Are My Knees Getting Old?
I am 52 years old, in excellent health, and have been running for 22 years.
Although I'm not a competitive runner, I have completed three marathons
(four-hour, middle of the pack runner). I currently run 25 miles per week at
an easy pace of 9:45 to 10 minutes a mile. I will be gearing up for another
marathon later this year and will get my weekly mileage up to around 40 to
50 miles a week. I usually run six days a week with one long run. I try to
stick to a hard-easy schedule, either faster or longer on the hard days. I
keep within ten-percent increases for the long run as well as overall weekly
mileage. I'm conservative and do things gradually, change my shoes every six
months, and have recently added biking for "later life" insurance.
More...from American Running at:
Indoor Triathlon - Midwest Indoor Tri Series Hotter Than Ever:
Susan Terwedow, November 2001
If you haven't made plans yet, it's time to get started. The 10th Annual
Midwest Indoor Tri Classic Series is scheduled for four dates and locations
in late winter of 2002. It has become so popular that part of the race is to
register before the participant limit is reached.
Michael Kirschten is Fitness Supervisor and head personal trainer at Edward
Health & Fitness Center. He is a triathlete and a regular participant in the
"I always try to be a top finisher," said Kirschten, who has been part of
the Series organization for three years. This year, he is the race director.
More...from Chicago's Amateur Athlete at:
Is Organic Better?
(HealthScoutNews) -- There are many comparisons of foods grown organically
and foods grown using conventional farming methods. Most of the interest in
the organic varieties stems from a desire to avoid synthetic pesticides and
But organic foods have another plus.
According to the journal Alternative Therapy Health and Medicine, organic
foods have a higher nutrient content. They have more ascorbic acid, more
protein, and less nitrate.
The reason organic foods have more nutrients: They contain less water. The
higher water content of conventionally raised crops causes a nutrient
dilution, which isn't present in organically grown fruits and vegetables.
Since 1954, Sports Illustrated has faced the annual challenge of choosing
its Sportsman of the Year. The award is bestowed upon the person or persons
who symbolize in character and performance the ideals of sportsmanship. Here
are a batch of athletes who have had dominant performances this year. Click
on any image below to check out their athlete pages, complete with photo
galleries, feature stories and video clips. And be sure to browse the
Sportsman archive and covers galleries. This year's Sportsman of the Year
will be revealed in the Dec. 17 issue of Sports Illustrated and celebrated
on Sports Illustrated's Night of Champions television special, broadcast
Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. on NBC. For ticket information, call 213-236-2354.
More...from CNNSI.com at:
New York Marathon Numbers:
Some numbers from the recent New York Marathon:
Starters: 24, 057
Finishers in first New York Marathon, 1976: 55
First runner under 2:10 at New York: Alberto Salazar, 1980, 2:09:40
First runner under 2:09 at New York: Alberto Salazar, 1981, 2:08:13
First runner under 2:08 at New York: Tesfaye Jifar, 2001, 2:07:43
Jifar's prize money for the 2001 New York Marathon: $130,000 ($80,000 first
place, $50,000 course record bonus)
Viewers of coverage by NBC local New York affiliate: 750,000 (appx.)
Race day hits to NYRRC web page: 12.5 million (appx.)
Oldest finisher: Abe Weintraub, 91, 8:37:57
Weintraub's half marathon split: 3:40:07
Oldest women's finisher: Juanita Goldman, 78, 9:59:58.
Size of men's lead pack at 13.1 miles: 15
Size of men's lead pack at 20 miles: 3
Size of women's lead pack at 13.1 miles: 12
Size of women's lead pack at 20 miles: 1
Number of finishers over 5 hours: 5,420
Temperature at start: 54 degrees F
An Austrian snowboarder is set to bare nearly all and race down the pistes
in just bra and knickers after failing to find a sponsor for her competition
clothes, she has told a sports website here.
One-time World Cup race winner Sabrina Blassnig has already hit the ski
slopes in skimpy underwear to film a promotional video, and is due to wear
the unusual outfit for her next race in Laax, Switzerland, she told extreme
sports website expeditionzone.com.
"Without a clothing sponsor I didn't have any other option," Blassnig said.
"After all, even without overalls I have something to offer."
Why back pain is hard to beat:
Patients may find it difficult to recover from a back injury because they
start using the wrong muscles to bend and lift, a study suggests.
This, in time, can cause further injury to the spinal column - and turn a
short-term muscle injury into a long-term problem.
Back injury is one of the leading reasons why people need to take time off
Researchers from the Ohio State University looked at more than 20 patients
with low back pain.
More...from the BBC at:
NASA to Study Why Hearts Shrink:
Houston (AP) - Astronauts who bravely spend long stretches in orbit return
to Earth with a little less heart.
So far, this heart shrinkage, or cardiac atrophy, has not caused health
problems for astronauts, even those who have spent months in orbit aboard
the Russian outpost Mir or the international space station now flying 250
miles above Earth.
But as NASA (news - web sites) eyes an eventual mission to Mars - a trip
that could take up to 21/2 years - a team of Dallas-based scientists is
embarking on a long-term NASA-funded study of why hearts shrink in space and
whether it is something to be concerned about.
More...from Yahoo at:
Winter Olympics - Salt Lake City 2002:
If you are interested in the Winter Olympics check out the New York Times
Olympics section at:
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First Marathons: Personal Encounters with the 26.2-Mile Monster -- October
by Bill Rodgers...
I still had mixed feelings about running a marathon, but heck, it had to be
better than doing nothing and I knew I was just as good a runner as the guys
I saw. First, I needed to get back in shape, so I joined a YMCA by our
apartment and started running this slanted, tiny track that was boring as
hell, but I hadn't run in two years and needed to start somewhere. I went
back to running because it was all I knew, all I had left. I went back to
running to bring a sense of order to my life. When I got my endurance back,
I started hitting some of the local road races and did well at the 5Ks and
10Ks. In February of 1973 I entered a 30K and ran in blue jeans. I didn't
have any money to buy the proper shoes or clothing, and besides, it was
cold. Ironically, Amby also ran that race and ultimately won it. The prize
was a pair of car tires, which he had no use for so he offered them to me,
but I didn't even have a car.
More...from Inside Texas Running at:
Marathoner is out of the woods:
After hitting lows, Bouchard reconnects with running
Ron Bouchard of Garland always wanted to be a marathoner. Bill Rodgers and
Alberto Salazar were his childhood heroes.
"I vividly recall seeing these skinny people in skimpy shorts running and
running and running," Bouchard recalled. "I felt some kinship with them. I
didn't want to play second base for the Yankees. I didn't want to play
quarterback for the Cowboys. I wanted to run the Boston Marathon."
Bouchard, 35, made it to Boston after detours in prison and on skid row. He
now hopes his runner's highs can guide him to Birmingham, Ala., for the 2004
U.S. Olympic men's marathon team trials.
More...from the Dallas Morning News at:
Runner's World to launch new Web site design on Monday:
Next Monday, Dec. 10, the Runner's World family of Web sites will unveil a
new design. We have been planning this new design for more than six months.
The goal: to make it easier for you to navigate our sites and find what you
The new sites will still have all the features you have been using and
enjoying for years. The sites are: www.runnersworld.com ;
www.womens-running.com ; www.highschoolrunner.com ; and www.newrunner.com .
Our new software allows us to create Web pages much faster than in the past.
This will allow us to concentrate our energies on planning and developing
new features for the future.
"We're excited to be making this big leap forward," says Runner's World
editor Amby Burfoot. "We feel that we've done a terrific job in the past,
and our many happy users have certainly told us how much they enjoy the
Runner's World Web sites. Now we'll be able to continue providing familiar
services, while also building toward an even more exciting future."
The Runner's World Web sites are the most popular and content-rich running
sites on the Web, attracting more than 800,000 unique visitors per month.
The main site, www.runnersworld.com , has provided a deep and innovative
Daily News for the last six years. Other popular sections include: Training,
Shoes, Nutrition, Calendars, Injury Prevention, and a range of Forums.
The sister sites each focus on their specific areas: Women's Running, High
School Running, and Beginning Running. Each of these sites now has a design
similar to the main site. This will give readers a familiar feel as they
navigate through each site.
The Runner's World family of Web sites also includes www.kidsrunning.com and
www.nationalmastersnews.com . These two sites have not been affected by the
The new design is best viewed with the more recent versions of Internet
Explorer (4.0 and above), and the most recent version of Netscape Navigator
(6.2). If you are using Netscape, we highly recommend you get the upgrade to
Four generations of feet made for half marathon:
An 87-year-old Rotorua great grandmother may have established a New Zealand
first by completing a half marathon in the company of three generations of
Edna Ryan, her daughter Jocelyn Coley, grand daughter Sherryn Owen and
sport-loving great grandson Kurt walked the Kerikeri Half Marathon in around
3hrs 45 minutes recently. The combined milestone went unnoticed during the
popular annual event which this year attracted 1700 entrants.
Though a walk around the block is a feat beyond many of her age Mrs. Ryan
downplayed her achievement of completing the course in such a respectable
"I felt pretty good really and don't see it as any big deal," she said.
More...from the New Zealand Herald at:
[Check web sites to confirm]
December 3 - 14, 2001:
South Pacific Mini Games, Kingston, Norfolk Island
December 8, 2001:
Reggae Marathon - Negril, Jamaica
Huntsville Times Rocket City Marathon - Huntsville, AB
Footlocker National HS XC Finals - Orlando, FL
December 9, 2001:
Honolulu Marathon - Hawaii
Santa Run - Mid-Wales, UK
Avon U.S. Running National Championship - Phoenix, AZ
European XC Championships - Thun, Switzerland
South Pacific Mini-Games Norfolk Island
Gatorade Triathlon Series -Brighton Beach, Australia
Dallas White Rock Marathon - TX
XTERRA Australia Championship - Black Mountain Peninsula, ACT
For a look at additional races check out the Runner's Web Races,
Marathons and Calendars pages at:
http://www.runnersweb.com/running.html or look at the "Coming Up"
section on our FrontPage.
Also check out the following site:
This Week's Hot Links from Track and Field News at:
There are a number if US indoor track meets on this week with links to
the web sites available from the above link.
Television and Online Coverage:
[Check local listings as event times are subject to change]
OLN Triathlon Broadcast Schedule:
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The Olympic Show
The Olympic Show 4:00 p.m. CNBC
CBC Sports Schedule
Sundays @ 1P.M. EDT
Track & Field: The Running Zone
Yahoo Sports TV Schedule
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Runner's World VCR Alerts
USATF summer track broadcasting listing
"A Woman's View of the World"
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