October 21, 2010
Marathoners typically have two goals: finish the race, and finish the race under a set time without hitting the wall. One researcher thinks he's found a new formula that calculates how much carbohydrates a runner needs to eat and at what pace he or she needs to run in order to complete the race without feeling any ill effects or dropping out. Running the 2005 New York marathon was the catalyst for the study by Benjamin Rapoport, a student in...
August 5, 2012 |
LONDON -- Ehtiopia's Tiki Gelana set an Olympic record in the women's marathon Sunday, holding off Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo with a time of 2:23:07. U.S. runner Shalane Flanagan finished 10th with a time of 2:25:51. Behind her in 11th was American runner Kara Goucher, who crossed the line at 2:26:07 at The Mall of London. It was the first time the U.S. ever had two women among the top 11 finishers, but Flanagan seemed disappointed. "It's a bummer to not be in it when you work so hard," said Flanagan, running in her third marathon ever.
January 2, 2012 |
Facing weak poll numbers and the very real possibility of a bottom-tier finish in Iowa's kickoff caucuses, Rick Perry on Monday likened the 2012 Republican presidential contest to a marathon that was still in its first mile. Speaking to supporters in the faux-rustic lobby of a modern hotel near the banks of the Missouri River, Perry said the early stages of a long race are often misleading, and he predicted that other candidates would "hit the wall" later on. A distance runner before being slowed by back problems, the Texas governor said, "I finished my marathon, and I expect to finish this marathon as well.
November 25, 2012 |
Call it "Long Day's Journey Into Intermission. " Or maybe "Waiting ... and Waiting ... and Waiting for Godot. " It is the marathon play or performance piece, the theatrical equivalent of the Tour de France or the nine-course prix fixe menu at the French Laundry. Done poorly it can seem like an endurance test or a stunt. Done brilliantly it can be transformational for those putting on the show as well as those watching it. Its exemplars are monumental, magisterial works like the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "Nicholas Nickleby," based on Charles Dickens' 1839 novel, which clocked in at 81/2 hours in two parts (dinner break included)
August 24, 2009 |
An easing of gale-force winds early today offered hard-pressed Greek firefighters a brief respite after wildfires raged for two days north of Athens, burning houses and swathes of forest while forcing thousands to evacuate. Officials warned that the vast blaze was still threatening inhabited areas on the capital's northern fringes and near Marathon -- site of one of history's most famous battlegrounds. "There are fewer hazardous points," fire brigade spokesman Yiannis Kappakis said.
August 24, 2009 |
It happened first to Kara Goucher. While standing in the mixed-zone area to talk with media about her disappointing 10th-place finish in today's world track championships marathon, Goucher suddenly felt so weak, she slowly lowered herself to the ground before being led to a nearby medical tent. It happened next to Tera Moody. Moody, disappointed in her 28th-place run, was talking about fueling problems when her voice went raspy from shortness of breath. She collapsed in panic from an exercise-induced asthma attack and was carried to the medical tent.
November 30, 2012 |
"Gatz," Elevator Repair Service's celebration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" now at REDCAT, has persuaded theatergoers around the world to sit for a full-text stage rendering of a novel many have read at least once before and possibly written a term paper on in high school. Getting people to give up more than eight hours (with intermissions and a dinner break) of their lives is some feat, and it speaks to a hunger for literary nourishment that ERS is satisfying in an endurance-testing way that forces audiences to choose between their brains and their backsides.
March 15, 2010 |
FRANK ULRICH , 35, nursing student, Burbank What's your motivation ? I was with a friend in Little Tokyo last summer, and she was talking about how we should do the L.A. Marathon. She mentioned how there was a new course this year, and that definitely made it sound good. Then I paid the non-refundable fee, and she said, ‘Oh, I don't think I can do it.' She got so busy, she never got around to training. I was left with this non-refundable fee, and I thought, I've still got to do it...
August 13, 2012 |
- Meb Keflezighi had a premonition before Sunday's Olympic marathon. "I told my wife, 'I have a feeling I'm going to finish fourth,' " he said. As Olympic premonitions go, that's not a good one because the prize for fourth place is the same as the one for last. But it was an accurate one, with the former UCLA All-American passing five runners over the final 12 kilometers to finish in 2 hours 11 minutes 6 seconds, more than three minutes behind the winner, Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda.
March 15, 1986
As a first time marathoner, I was overwhelmed at the incredible number of volunteers who made the first L.A. Marathon such a success. Even more impressive than their sheer numbers was their enthusiasm, compassion and encouragement. Thank you all for making it a wonderful experience. See you next year. JOHN GALBRAITH Venice