Tens of thousands of people from all over the world will trek 26.2 miles around the greater Boston area and square off against Heartbreak Hill as part of an anticipated record-setting Boston Marathon. Among those who will visit Massachusetts’ capitol city is District 9 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who has coordinated with eight friends to raise more than $34,000 for charities linked to the event.
I know many of you who are into running enjoy the long stuff — half marathons, marathons, ultra marathons, trail running and long distance team relays. Other than an ultra marathon (a race over 26.2 miles), I have raced all of these distances as well with a modicum of success. But if you ask me what distance I enjoy racing the most — and the key word is “racing” — it would be the 1-mile run.
Heather Godina always knew she wanted to complete a triathlon. She had experience in two-thirds of the event heading into her 29th birthday, with a strong background in swimming and two full marathons under her belt, so it wasn’t unimaginable to add a bicycle to the equation.
Ryan attends Grand Canyon University and made the dean’s list his first semester there. He ran the Lost Dutchman half-marathon on Feb. 16 and placed fifth in his age group completing the course in one hour and 58 minutes.
I have Olympic fever, I love the Winter Olympics and so far in the first week, I haven’t been disappointed. Since my dream of participating in the Olympics was nothing more than a pipe dream, I’ve decided to create my own. I’ve watched many Olympians that thank their mom (and dads) for all the support over the years to help them win a medal. Why should the kids have all the fun, why not have our own Olympics or “Mom Olympics.” We don’t need to worry about a winter or summer season since being a Mom Olympian is a year-round pursuit.
Believe me, I’m psyched that you have picked up running in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and even 60s because I think it’s an awesome sport with so many social, physical and emotional benefits. But I have to tell you people, there’s a segment of you out there who need to be more pragmatic in your approach to running.
In Netflix’s bid for a flagship original drama of its own — a “Sopranos” to its HBO — the subscription streaming service is presenting a high-class adaptation of a British political thriller offered up all at once, with its first season immediately ready for TV-viewing gluttony.
Investors sometimes may get frustrated with their investments because those investments don’t seem to produce quick results. Perhaps that’s understandable in our fast-paced society, in which we’ve grown accustomed to instant gratification. But investing is, by nature, a long-term activity. If you look at it in terms of an athletic event, it’s not a sprint, in which you must pull out all the stops to quickly get where you’re going. Instead, it’s more like the 26.2-mile race known as a marathon.
Professional triathlete Kristi Johnson, 31, was unable to compete in Ironman Arizona this past month but will be heading into next year’s season with unwavering fortitude and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Arizona State University.
A TV show DVD set represents more than a holiday gift that’s easy to wrap. It also demonstrates respect: you know the recipient is mentally fit and couch-ready for a viewing marathon of “Dr. Who” or “House.”
Four Arizona running legends will be inducted into the Arizona Runner’s Hall of Fame on Nov. 4 at the 3TV Phoenix 10K and Half Marathon. The four will be honored for their significant contributions to the sport of running in the state. The 2012 class is Jesse Owens, Herman Frazier, Lynn Nelson Scott and David Barney.
The Valley of the Sun YMCA, the state’s oldest nonprofit, is celebrating 120 years serving the people of Arizona throughout the month of October. Capping off the celebration month is the 44th running of the Y Race Phoenix at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at South Mountain Park.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Jessamine Duclos was looking for a good way to spend his day off from work. He found an outlet through Phoenix Children’s Hospital and for the past few months has been giving up his free time every Friday to volunteer.
Training for the Phoenix Children�s Hospital�s Miracles in Motion Program begins in August and will culminate with the P.F. Chang�s Rock �n� Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon. Last year they collected $140,000.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Representatives candidate Andrew Walter.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlnx1J8_dcjjX94IwjMgeS5[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]