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Boilermaker, One Week Later

Last Sunday was the 30th annual Boilermaker 15k road race in lovely Utica, NY. This is perhaps the biggest event in central NY during the summer. This year, the Boilermaker attracted over 12,000 entrants along with an elite field of national and international talent. In other words, it’s not your average Sunday morning 5k benefit…

LetsNotWash.com

There is a darkly humorous thread at letsrun.com, a very popular site for runners, which may be of interest. The upshot is that a surprising number of people are saying that they do not wash their hands after using restrooms and arguing that they are better off because of it. I don’t think there is…

21.285 km in one hour. That’s what legendary Ethiopian distance ace Haile Gebrselassie managed at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet today. Full details here This is roughly equivalent to an average velocity of 4:32 per mile, 13.23 MPH, 5.91 meters per second, or 354.8 meters per minute. I could add furlongs per fortnight if you’re…

Aussie Craig “Buster” Mottram won the Pre Classic 2 mile this weekend in a meet record 8:03.5. Apparently, Buster has a certain anatomical secret which allows for such quick running, and which he mentions during the interview at the end of the race. Actually, I’m a little surprised that it didn’t slow him down. Matt…