Tag Archives: Olympics

Training like Hunter S. Thompson

I’m training, but not with any specific goal – and that’s probably an ass-backward way to go about it.  People keep asking if I’m training for a full, and I keep saying I’m not committed yet. And that’s the truth: … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Olympic dreams – and dollars

Another week, another Sunday Read. I apologize for all the long links this week. But the link shortening service I normally use, bitly, has become increasingly unreliable since they went to a subscription model; this week, after I inserted the … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Olympians. They ain’t no Tough Mudders

I’m pretty certain the Tough Mudder series is going to eclipse the Olympics. After all, no one’s ever heard of the latter and, besides, Olympians don’t get zapped with electricity or anything like that. Wimps. Read on. Obstacle racer Hobie … Continue reading

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Drugs and the Comrades Marathon

It’s devastating and disappointing. News broke today that the winner of the grueling, 90-kilometres Comrades Marathon in South Africa was disqualified because of doping. Ludwick Mamabolo was told to walk because of using Methylhexanamine, a stimulant that may be found as … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: My, that’s a…er, happy looking medal

Say, is that your race medal or are you just happy to see me? In what may be one of the most embarrassing race gaffs ever,  as runners came across the finish, Edinburgh Marathon volunteers placed medals around their necks. … Continue reading

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