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Virgin Territory a tale of determination

The book Virgin Territory is the new biography of American distance runner Craig Virgin. The book was authored by longtime sportswriter Randy Sharer and is available on Itascabooks.com , at Amazon.com or on Nook Book, A successful sports biography does several things. First, it … Continue reading

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Jamie Block Mayer a dynamo you should know

Jamie Block Mayer is not much more than five feet tall. Her legs are thus in perpetual motion as she speeds along at just over 6:00 pace in a 5k. Those legs keep her going for much longer than that as … Continue reading

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Why Meb’s Boston victory as an American confuses so many people

By Christopher Cudworth Opening the Chicago Tribune the morning after the Boston Marathon, I read a wonderful article by Philip Hersh, one of the leading sportswriters in America. Not only was the article beautiful, so was the photo inside. The … Continue reading

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Why the Boston Marathon is a vital symbol for social order

By Christopher Cudworth While doing some digging in the back yard to move some sidewalk pavers I tipped up a 2’ X 2’ stone and found a colony of orange ants scurrying around. Technically they were probably a species of red … Continue reading

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Watching Chicago Marathon results in a call for keeping the faith

By Christopher Cudworth The Chicago Marathon took place without a hitch on October 12, 2013. There were no reported incidents of terrorist activity. No threats to the crowds lining the start and finish lines. Spectators lined the course six people … Continue reading

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Marathon Monopoly is the game of the season

By Christopher Cudworth Marathon Monopoly is a game involving a lot of real estate covered by streets, houses and the occasional railroad along the way to running 26.2 miles. It might start with a roll of the dice to see … Continue reading

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Are we really surprised about the Boston Marathon bombings?

By Christopher Cudworth It’s horrid. It’s tragic. One cannot really take it in as yet no matter how many online videos there are, or how many heroes rushed to the aid of others. Those stories will unfold. There will be … Continue reading

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