*A note of thanks from Chrissie Wellington on her recent eBay action of her Championship Kona Bike:
I want to say thanks so much to everyone
that made a bid in the eBay auction.
It was very exciting to see the
price get higher and higher, especially considering the reward was a
few pairs of my smelly, almost radioactive second hand shoes - oh and a
nice P2C frame with my illegible scribble on it! Huge congrats to the
winner who bid an amazing $5300 for the tasty package……..
Glen Weiner usually runs the New York City Marathon.
Not this year.
Instead, he turned to the much smaller 8,000 runner race in Philadelphia.
"There are certain things you can do at a smaller race, like have a food tent at the finish and serve chicken soup, which you can't do with a marathon with 40,000 runners," Glen Wiener said of his first marathon outside New York city.
The race to the far end of the earth, will be the first race to the South Pole since Scott and Amundsens historic race nearly 100 years ago. Roald Amundsen arrived on Dec. 1911, Robert Scott on Jan. 17 1912.
Danny Dreyer has been a regular runner since 1971 and a running coach since 1985. He has run 40 ultra marathons (39 of which he placed in the top 3 in age group). In 2004 with the launch of the ChiRunning business, he began to run Marathons instead of ultras.
He has now run 6 marathons (including Boston) with times ranging from 3:04 to 3:35.
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His love for running is equal to his love of t'ai chi, which he has been practicing since 1996.
It only seems right that at this holiday time of the year I take stock and give thanks---from a endurance athlete’s point of view.
I’m thankful for Chlorine!
Now that I spend countless hours at the local pool, swimming back and forth like some caged and deranged zoo animal, I give thanks to modern chemistry. For without it the local youngsters would quickly turn my beloved Rec. center pool into what the ancient Greeks called the Urinarium.
I’m thankful for Lycra!
This wonderful modern stretchy fabric allows all athletes (men and women) to wear comfortable yet snug and tight fitting clothes over raced tuned bodies.
we continue with our Ultimate Top Ten Gift Guide for that special
athlete in your life. This Top Ten List is arranged by expense. You'll
find the part one of this story listed under yesterday's features and/or HERE.
Don't miss your chance to race in the nation's capital! Last year, the Nation's Triathlon SOLD OUT, so take advantage of this exclusive early entry for USAT members. Early entry spots are limited, so register now!
USA Triathlon is pleased to offer exclusive early entry for The 2009 Nation's Triathlon™ six days before registration opens to the general public on December 1 at 12:01 a.m. EST. You must be a current USAT member to enter, and you'll need your USAT number during registration.