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The best of The Sunday Read: 2012

Looking back over 2012’s Sunday Reads, some dominant themes quickly emerge: minimal and barefoot running, the tragic death of ultrarunner Micah True, anything and everything to do with marathons and, of course, Paul Ryan! What a year: in footwear, less … 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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The Sunday Read: Trash talking, fleeing felons and more

It began as a piece about Dusty Olson, a super-talented runner in his own right and a nationally ranked Nordic skier. And then things just sort of spiraled out of control. Outside just published a fascinating interview with Olson. Who’s … 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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