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David Weekly (CC-BY)

Depression May Have Led Runner to Disaster

A newly released police report says that the Kenyan long-distance runner who lost both of his feet after spending three days in the Alaskan wilderness may have taken off to literally run away from his problems.

Posted on Dec 6, 2011 READ MORE



MSNBC on Youtube

Gov. Perry Makes It Official (Video)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially announced his candidacy for president on Saturday, drawing attention away from the straw poll in Ames, Iowa, set to take place just hours later. (more)

Posted on Aug 13, 2011 READ MORE



Mike Baird (CC-BY)

Take Two Walnuts, Jog and Call Me in the Morning

Contrary to popular belief, running might actually be good for your knees. In other health news: Walnuts are simply loaded with antioxidants and although all nuts may have healthy properties, walnuts make their cousins look downright schlubby.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011 READ MORE



IAAF / Clyde Koa Wing

South African Runner Found ‘Innocent’

It has been announced that Caster Semenya, the impressive 18-year-old South African runner, will retain her world title in the 800-meter race despite a public investigation/smear campaign against the athlete regarding the authenticity of her female gender.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 READ MORE



IAAF / Clyde Koa Wing

She’s Fast, but Is She a Woman?

South Africa’s 18-year-old Caster Semenya, the new 800-meter world champion, is so fast the International Association of Athletics Federations has dispatched an endocrinologist, a gynecologist, an internist, a genderist (?) and a psychologist to determine whether she’s actually female.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009 READ MORE


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