28 Oct '12, 6pm

Thank you, Pavel Yablochkov #running

Thank you, Pavel Yablochkov #running

Interested in writing for RunAddicts.net? Get started now! When I mention the name Pavel Yablochkov, I would be very surprised if anyone has heard of him. Honestly, I did not know of his existence until recently. But as runners, I think we owe Mr. Yablochkov a big thank you. In 1875, because of the “Yablochkov Candle” the first electric street lights were born. By 1890, over 130,000 electric street lights were in operation in the USA. Eventually, they popped up all over the world. At this point, you may be asking yourself where I am going with this? Why am I writing about Pavel Yablochkov and electric street lights? Ask yourself this instead – “Have I ever used a lamp post as a measuring stick to add a little more distance to my run?” Odds are the answer is yes. I know I have. So many times, I have thought, “All I need to do is get to the next lamp post and I’ll be satisfi...

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