Start of the 1K children's run at the Hilltop Hustle; Kellie Wells won the women's 100m hurdles at the Sat competition of the
Kansas Relays (more photos) (gmw); 350 runners on single tracks at the Clinton Free State Trail runs needed directions on a
tight turn (Dick Ross photo)
|April 2011 archive|
Apr 23 - Complete results from the Kansas Relays. To view videos of all the races and competition, go to Flotrack which did live coverage of the Relays this week.
Apr 21 - Everything has to start someplace. Historians will note that the revival of track and field in the United States began Wednesday, April 20, 2011, right here in Lawrence, on Eighth Street, 80 feet or so east of New Hampshire. more
Apr 18 - What a race in Boston today. Three equally talented runners finished within 6 seconds of each other with Kenya's Caroline Kilel edging Michigan's Desiree Davila by 2 seconds. Sharon Cherop (Kenya) was 4 seconds back. America's best chance for a victory since 1985 was so close. No matter where they're from, these three made it one of the most exciting finishes.
Then minutes later came Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) in a record time of 2:03:02 in the men's race. Boston record? How about the world's fastest? But Boston times don't count being a point-to-point downhill course. No boring finish either with Moses Mosop losing the sprint by 4 seconds.
But you all knew that. How did our locals and alums do? (full results)
Apr 17 - Supporting Health Care Access was the goal for the Kansas Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races that started this year from Haskell stadium. A good crowd came up on a cool and sunny morning. Left, Manhatttan's Emily Dittemore won the women's half marathon.
A belated congratulations to Cal Thoman on his overall 2nd place at the windy Oz Marathon with a time of 2:52:56 only 20 seconds out of first place.
“Runners are the fittest group of sick and injured people in the world.” That’s from the back of my well-thumbed copy of The Runner’s Complete Medical Guide. I can’t prove it, but I bet everyone in the running community is either injured, or knows someone who’s injured. I bet that’s the case with you, dear reader — it certainly is with Yours Truly. - Gary Henry more
Apr 16 - KU student Mackenzie Abernathy placed 2nd overall in the female category at last weekend's (Apr 9) Eisenhower Marathon in Abilene. Abernathy's time was 3:20:52. See results for other local area runners.
Results have been posted for the Apr 3, 2011 Brew to Brew Run from Boulevard Brewery in KC to Free State Brewery in Lawrence. The solo competition was also the RRCA State Championship for an ultra event. Winners were Brooks Williams (Colorado Springs, CO) running the 43.5 miles in 5:35:31 and Vicky Shupe (Augusta, KS) in 7:26:15. Read Brooks' Brew to Brew road trip report. This was Vicky's first ultra race.
Results from the Oz Marathon in Olathe today do not list home towns. Here's a partial list of people from Lawrence and Topeka I came across today who ran.
The event name come from one of the topics in law school. In the common law of negligence, the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (Latin for "the thing speaks for itself") states that the elements of duty of care and breach can be sometimes inferred from the very nature of the accident, even without direct evidence of how any defendant behaved.
See the results from the Run for Life 10 Mile RRCA State Championships in Topeka.
Apr 6 - Workouts must be tough at this place. Thanks to Keith Dowell for sharing.
Apr 5 - Who from the City of Massachusetts Street (and surrounding area) is running the Boston Marathon on Apr 18th? (revised 4/12)
Apr 4 - Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story will have its Kansas City Premiere on Thurs, Apr 7 at the AMC Theaters Kansas City FilmFest. Narrated by Executive Producer Grant Hill and produced/directed by Amy Unell, Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story, is a documentary about Coach Al Buehler, or "Coach" as everyone calls him. The three-time Olympic Track & Field coach and professor at Duke University is still teaching "History & Issues of Sports" in his 56th year. He has coached and inspired such Olympians as Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Carl Lewis, and Duke icons including Grant Hill, Shane Battier and Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. But his latest challenge may be his greatest - an inoperable brain tumor. Coach Buehler's former students, Hill and Unell, have teamed up to share this personal story of a man who changed history from the track. Director/Producer and KC native Amy Unell will be in attendance to present the film during the KC FilmFest.
Apr 3 - They shoot picture takers, don't they? At least that's what Gary Henry did. The water crossing at the Apr 2nd Rockin K Trail Run at Kanopolis State Park. You don't go as deep if you avoid where the horses went through. Distances were a 50 miler and a 26.2 mile marathon. All photos by Dick Ross
Apr 2 - TherapyWorks is offering a free Runners Clinic on Sat, Apr 9.
Registration for the 2011 Sunflower State Games is now open. You may register on-line. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions and General Rules prior to completing your entry. Online registration is strongly encouraged.
Apr 1 - Yes, it's true: Jogging, long thought to hurt knees with all that pounding and rattling around, may actually be beneficial for the complex and critical joint. There are caveats, though, especially for people who have suffered significant knee injury or are overweight. But for the most part, researchers say, jogging for your health seems like a good idea. (from NPR, Mar 28) more
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