12 Oct '12, 8pm

Sub 2:00:00? Do the Math, by Toni Reavis, note by Larry Eder: Patrick Makau, photo by PhotoRun.netMutai, Kimetto...

the talk of the 2-Hour Marathon rises like some Kubrickian obelisk heralding the coming of a new age. Most recently, NYRR featured a Head to Head between English commentator Tim Hutchings and ex-USA Today scribe Dick Patrick - and, boy, don't we miss his presence at the national rag? In Dick's heyday in the 1980s through the 2000's, each of the American marathon majors in Boston, Chicago and New York City would receive a full-page sport's section preview with course map, athlete bios, and pace charts in the Friday edition before the race. This past October 5th USA Today printed not one word about the marathon in Chicago. It's another striking confirmation how a once vibrant sport has been sundered by flatulent fun-run and charity fund-raising spectacles.

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Lance in Descent, by Toni Reavis, note by Larry...

runblogrun.com 18 Oct '12, 2am

Massive brewer Anheuser-Busch joined massive shoe company Nike today in dropping sponsorship of cyclist and cancer fund-ra...

Moscow 2013 Tickets go onsale on October 15, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder: Anna Chicherova, photo by Photo...

Moscow 2013 Tickets go onsale on October 15, by...

runblogrun.com 12 Oct '12, 6pm

NEW YORK (USA): With 17 Olympians, the 2012 Dash to the Finish Line 5-K, scheduled for Saturday, November 3 in New York gi...

Tadese for Bupa GreatRun Birmingham, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder: Zersaney Tadese, WC 2009, photo by Phot...

Tadese for Bupa GreatRun Birmingham, by Alfons ...

runblogrun.com 13 Oct '12, 9am

BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Zersenay Tadese winner of a fifth, half marathon World Championship title last weekend will take part in...

...women would be faster than men by 2002. Not so accurate... We'll be lucky to see it in our lifetimes, I suspect.

...women would be faster than men by 2002. Not ...

sportsscientists.com 12 Oct '12, 7am

The sub 2-hour marathon: Science fact and projecting performance I hate repeats. Well, that is, I usually hate repeats, un...

Berlin Follow Up, by Toni Reavis, note by Larry...

runblogrun.com 02 Oct '12, 7pm

The internet, Facebook and Twitter are thrumming this morning with questions and opinions about the finish of the 39thBMW ...

Fun with Unicode Math in Ruby

rubyflow.com 11 Oct '12, 7pm

Fun with Unicode Math in Ruby √ Posted by bryckbost on October 11, 2012 — 0 comments Introducing the unicode_math gem. Do ...

Heard in the Back Hills, compiled by Walt Murphy, X-Country X-Press, note by Larry Eder: Here are some stories a...

Heard in the Back Hills, compiled by Walt Murph...

runblogrun.com 12 Oct '12, 6pm

Here are some stories and video that Walt Murphy, the publisher of X-Country X-Press, thought that you might find of inter...

Wesley Korir, Beyond Running, by Toni Reavis, n...

runblogrun.com 04 Oct '12, 1am

Like the other great running writers of his era, men like the late Joe Concannon of the Boston Globe andNeil Amdur, the fo...

Did Clock Malfunction Cost Mutai the World reco...

runblogrun.com 01 Oct '12, 8pm

Today, I learned from my friend Ed Caesar , a British writer who lives in Iten, Kenya while researching a book on the two-...

A Place We Could All Call Home, by Toni Reavis,...

runblogrun.com 19 Oct '12, 8pm

Among its other nicknames Boston is known as "The Hub of the Universe" - often shortened to The Hub - a title first confer...

Time for Truth & Reconciliation? by Toni Reavis...

runblogrun.com 24 Oct '12, 10pm

With yesterday's decision by cycling's federation, UCI , to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles - the...

Rebel Without A Pause, Driven, Free-Spirited AR Holder For 24 Hour Run Does It Her Own Way by David Hunter, note...

Rebel Without A Pause, Driven, Free-Spirited AR...

runblogrun.com 13 Oct '12, 8am

Driven, Free-Spirited AR Holder For 24 Hour Run Does It Her Own Way Can you run a mile in 9:38? Duh. How about running a 1...

Firehiwot Dado out of ING New York City Maratho...

runblogrun.com 15 Oct '12, 8pm

Firehiwot Dado, Defending Champion, Out of ING New York City Marathon An injury has forced Firehiwot Dado, the defending c...

My view: America's students can benefit from Singapore math - CNN (blog)

My view: America's students can benefit from Si...

By Bill Jackson , Special to CNN Editor's note: Bill Jackson was a Paterson, New Jersey math teacher and a district-wide m...