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Meb wins Boston! (Erie’s top male finishes in just 32 minutes behind)

By | April 21, 2014 11:23 am | 0 Comments


I’m sure you’ve heard, but….Meb won the Boston Marathon, making him the first American to win the prestigious race since 1983! His finish time was 2:08:37, which is nothing short of amazing when you consider that’s a pretty respectable HALF marathon finish time for many recreational runners. Unfortunately Shalane fell short, finishing 7th overall with… View Article

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Erie loves Boston

By | April 21, 2014 1:58 am | 0 Comments


Lots of great running-related stories in yesterday’s newspaper. Chris Jiuliante (Erie Times-News/GregWohlford) This story–about a McDowell senior who qualified for Boston by running  a 2:53 in his first marathon ever at Erie last fall–was particularly interesting. Can’t wait to see how Chris Jiuliante does at Boston today! (No surprise to learn he is John Trucilla’s… View Article

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Erie Marathon notes from the directors

By | August 5, 2013 5:14 am | 0 Comments


An Erie Marathon at Presque Isle update from the race directors: We are just over six weeks out from race day and I know that the difficult part of everyone’s training schedule is about to begin – good luck.  We are Erie strong with to-date registrations for the full/half at 1,001/734 compared to 551/598 last… View Article

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Things I found — 7/11/13

By | July 11, 2013 1:04 am | 0 Comments


Worth Reading * Runner’s World tells the story of Bill Iffrig, the guy who we all watched knocked to the ground repeatedly in that Boston Marathon bombing footage that kept looping for days (then he ended up bottom-down in that Sports Illustrated cover), and what a story it is.  (Yes, I’m a month behind in… View Article

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Amy Palmiero-Winters Donates Prosthetics to Boston Bombing Victims

By | June 10, 2013 12:55 pm | 0 Comments


Runners World magazine Meadville-native and marathon-running amputee, Amy Palmiero-Winters, is featured in Runner’s World’s July issue, which is dedicated to Boston. Since her left leg was amputated three inches below her knee in 1997 as the result of a motorcycle crash, Palmiero-Winters, 40, has been more than okay. She owns the marathon world record for… View Article

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Just Write 17 ~ Cheering section

By | May 21, 2013 11:45 am | 0 Comments


6: 25 a.m. Sunday morning Dan and I are walking toward the marathon start line in front of the Cleveland Browns stadium, though it reads “Cleveland Browns Sta” because the “dium” metal letters are missing. No matter, this isn’t our first rodeo. We’ve run this race for years now. We know where were going. The… View Article

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Things I found — 4/25/13

By | April 25, 2013 1:31 am | 0 Comments


Worth Reading * Do you feel like you’re faster in the dark? Here’s why. * A Penn State Behrend alumna shares her 2013 Boston Marathon story. * New York Times: A Moment from the Boston Marathon. Through audio, stories & photos, this interactive feature highlights as many people as the NYT could track down from… View Article

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ERC Poker Runners Honor Boston

By | April 20, 2013 3:59 pm | 0 Comments


Runners participating in Saturday morning’s ERC Poker Run (5K)  honored the victims in the Boston Marathon tragedy. Sticker bibs for runners’ backs were made available by the club at the race registration table. Many thanks to Creative Imprint Systems who printed and donated the bibs. Nearly 200 runners & walkers suffered through ANOTHER cold, windy… View Article

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Things I found — 4/18/13

By | April 18, 2013 2:18 am | 0 Comments


 Worth Reading * Jezebel: The People Who Watch Marathons “One of the many puzzling aspects of yesterday’s attacks was the question of what, exactly, the perpetrators thought they’d accomplish by targeting what basically amounts to a celebration of human tenacity. If anything, the tragedy in Boston will further solidify the bond between runner and spectator…. View Article

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Virtual run for unity

By | April 17, 2013 1:41 am | 0 Comments


The Facebook group Run Junkees has launched a virtual run event — Runners United to Remember — to “both honor the victims as well as display an act of unity and solidarity in the running community.” When is it? How far is it? How much does it cost? Whenever. However far you want to run…. View Article

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