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by canalrunner
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Is it fair?
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Is it fair?

One of the bigger stories out of the Paralympics this week was the top four runners in the T13 1,500m final running a faster time than the Olympic gold medallist in the 1,500m from a month earlier. Matt Centrowitz, the Olympic 1,500m champion, ran 3:50.00 in a highly-tactical race last month, the sl...
by canalrunner
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women's 10,000m record smashed...
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Women's 10,000m record smashed...

I thought the race was dope.
by canalrunner
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 7103

Re: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!

Darn. Was hoping you know who was #1 in mixed doubles. :D
by canalrunner
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 7103

Re: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!

Two year ban: http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/36482288" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; She's 29 which is pretty long in the tooth for tennis... but never say never, she could still return I guess? jono A number of high-profile women have returned to professional tennis after lengthy ...
by canalrunner
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ORW Pace Bunny Report: 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 699

ORW Pace Bunny Report: 2016

I have doing this accountability report every year for the past while to let people know how well pacers did at Race Weekend (and Army Run). My goal is to have as many pacers as possible within 30 seconds of their time in 10k and within a minute in the half and marathon. Obviously it was an amazing ...
by canalrunner
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ORW Weather Forecast . . .
Replies: 71
Views: 8470

Re: ORW Weather Forecast . . .

I am going to assume that most people who had shortened races at ORW were making smart health decisions (or were having those decisions made for them) regardless of their pace. I had 2 pacers DNF in the marathon and 1 in the half, and several others well off mark (as well as a lot of really really a...
by canalrunner
Tue May 31, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ORW Weather Forecast . . .
Replies: 71
Views: 8470

Re: ORW Weather Forecast . . .

Hopefully, there was not too much of a convergence between the speedy 3 hour or so marathoners and the lead pack of the half marathoners at Sussex, and last 3K along the canal, due to the earlier start time for the half marathon start time ... Hopefully, the Race Organizers will keep this as an ear...
by canalrunner
Mon May 30, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ORW Weather Forecast . . .
Replies: 71
Views: 8470

Re: ORW Weather Forecast . . .

Race Weekend always makes me proud of the city. The level of community support is incredible. Perhaps John Tory should come to visit to see what real cities do to make themselves big. The city embraces the marathon. The hoses, sprinklers, freezie stations, water bottles, extra water stations, mistin...
by canalrunner
Tue May 24, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ORW Weather Forecast . . .
Replies: 71
Views: 8470

Re: ORW Weather Forecast . . .

Ottawa Race Weekend Fun Fact: Despite the change in temperature, the Beau's Beer after the race in the beer garden will be the same temperature.
by canalrunner
Fri May 20, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Beer miler & world record holder Lewis Kent's big payday!
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Re: Beer miler & world record holder Lewis Kent's big payday

If I were Corey Gallagher, I'd get seriously pissed right now.
by canalrunner
Thu May 19, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Beer miler & world record holder Lewis Kent's big payday!
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Re: Beer miler & world record holder Lewis Kent's big payday

I want his job.....but does he have a pension?
by canalrunner
Thu May 05, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Rob Watson comes shy of Rio2016 while in London
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Rob Watson comes shy of Rio2016 while in London

30 years ago a guy could run 2:07 while working as an aircraft mechanic. What changed? Professional athletics. 30 years a guy HAD to work because you had to be an amateur to compete at the Olympics. Kenyans and Ethopians. There is now a way to make a living for a greater number in the sport. We had...
by canalrunner
Sun May 01, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga
Replies: 46
Views: 3498

Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Awesome races. Powerful running.
by canalrunner
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Did She or Didn't She Run Boston 2016??
Replies: 20
Views: 1707

Re: Did She or Didn't She Run Boston 2016??

You mean running marathons is not about the medal, the jacket, the photo and the praise of others? It is not about the bling? :what: You mean it could be about focusing on a goal, putting in the work, challenging yourself and delivering. It is about the journey as much as the destiny? Huh. Interesti...
by canalrunner
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Rob Watson comes shy of Rio2016 while in London
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Rob Watson comes shy of Rio2016 while in London

+1 If only for the podcasts. Someone who seemed to have fun running the marathon at an elite level. A good marathoner but perhaps never meant to go sub 2:12.
by canalrunner
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Did She or Didn't She Run Boston 2016??
Replies: 20
Views: 1707

Re: Did She or Didn't She Run Boston 2016??

Not sure I really care. All a bit sad. Hope she feels good about something else in her life.
by canalrunner
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your midst!!
Replies: 66
Views: 6536

Re: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your mids

i'm the odd duck, but i could totally understand why someone would cheat to run boston. and how they would still enjoy it. i mean, the roar of crowds as you're down boylston isn't dimmer just because you cheated to get there. sure, you're only getting the thrill of running the race and a lifetime o...
by canalrunner
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your midst!!
Replies: 66
Views: 6536

Re: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your mids

It's not on my A list of atrocities or concerns, but it does impact someone. What you see depends on where you sit. Perhaps the BAA could help things by allowing qualified runners who have registered to sell their bibs back to the other runners who have qualified. This would at least reduce the numb...
by canalrunner
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Tracking!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3041

Re: Boston Tracking!!

Any Boston is a good Boston unless you are (see other thread). Congrats everyone.
by canalrunner
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your midst!!
Replies: 66
Views: 6536

Re: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your mids

You would be picked up by the first screening, but pass all the others--other marathons, other halves etc... Wonder if they factor in the good Boston weather versus the bad Boston weather. Almost everyone who ran in the 2012 heat would have a Boston time a lot. slower than their BQ. It is likely tha...
by canalrunner
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: How is this even possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

How is this even possible?

Totally incredible. Hats off to this unsung marathoner. Bravo.

https://aboveaverage.com/bragging-rights-marathon/
by canalrunner
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your midst!!
Replies: 66
Views: 6536

Re: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your mids

Maybe they could introduce spot checks in Hopkinton, there is a lot of time hanging around at the school. Run the numbers. Spot the bibs. Laptop computer, flashlight, maybe a taser and a rope and we could have public outings and shaming as part of the Boston tradition. :D Still don't buy the fireman...
by canalrunner
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!
Replies: 69
Views: 7103

Re: A Clean Apology: That's Dope!?!

Latest development: http://www.thescore.com/wta/news/1006676" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Is it too late for her to change her excuse? :) "I stopped taking it! I don't know what happened!" jono Wasn't her excuse, " I needed it for a medical condition. I wasn't aware...
by canalrunner
Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your midst!!
Replies: 66
Views: 6536

Re: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your mids

Interesting... I'm curious about whether (or how often) these vigilantes have had "false positives", wherein they have outed what seemed like a probable cheater who in fact had come by a time honestly. Thinking a decade back, I ran a 3:10 BQ somewhat out of the blue (at least as far as ot...
by canalrunner
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your midst!!
Replies: 66
Views: 6536

Just in Time for Boston--There are cheaters in your midst!!

From Boston Dad to Canadian triathlete Judy Miller the stories of cheating keep piling up. Perhaps the numbers are small, However along with pathetic stories of the Boston Dads who seek sad recognition for something they don't deserve or the Judy Millers who seek a medal that they don't deserve, the...

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