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Boston and beyond: the spirit of the marathon

It’s not easy to break a runner. Runners are tough. They have spirit. They are determined. They run in the face of adversity. Runners are used to pain. But the pain inflicted at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 … Continue reading

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In which I run with an Olympian

When I heard the Halifax Running Club was hosting a run with Eric Gillis, a two-time Canadian Olympian, I knew I had to be there. It was time to test months of training. Gillis is a two-time gold medalist in … Continue reading

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Paula Radcliffe: A matter of perspective

Thirty-eight isn’t terribly old – unless you’re Paula Radcliffe and you’ve just made the hard, heart-breaking decision to drop out of the 30th Summer Olympic Games.  Then 38 becomes another matter entirely. If Radcliffe, arguably the greatest female marathoner ever, … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Tabloid special: Usain Bolt scandal! Elvis! And more!

We get trashy over at The Sunday Read this week. Actually, truth be told, we only report the news, we don’t write it.  So Britain’s Daily Mail gets full credit for their fish wrap tabloid report on Usain Bolt. Really, it’s … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Jesper Olsen’s strange quest and other stories

There are ultrarunners and then there are ultra-ultrarunners. Jesper Olsen is one of the latter. The 40-year-old Dane is attempting the world’s longest run. He began his World Run II in Norway in 2008 and hopes to finish in Newfoundland … Continue reading

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