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Until I Can Say It Myself - westernredcedar
What is a deeply closeted Jack Zimmermann to do when faced with an adorable ice dancer who just wants to get to know him? He has no clue of course, but at the Olympics, surrounded by friends and foes, who knows what might happen. [20,825 words]
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9 days ago by cunningplan
Russell Wilson, other athletes draw inspiration from Gospel artist Yolanda Adams - Sports Spectrum
Christian article about Christian athletes that like gospel artist Yolanda Adams, including Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
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20 days ago by milligan00
RT : A misty afternoon at the bobsleigh track – built for the 1984 Winter , then later rep…
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5 weeks ago by springfeld
RT : A misty afternoon at the bobsleigh track – built for the 1984 Winter , then later rep…
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5 weeks ago by gaelicWizard
The Marathon World Record Shattered by Eliud Kipchoge - The Atlantic
A legendary Kenyan marathoner has once again redefined what humans are capable of.
We were packed into our corrals on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday morning, waiting to start the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, when the announcement came: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya had just set a new world marathon record across the world in Berlin. One of the thrills for me of running in Philadelphia and the other big half marathons and marathons is just being in the same race with world-class runners like Kipchoge, even though I usually only catch a glimpse of them at the start.
Somewhere around mile 7 of my race along the Schuylkill River, I found myself marveling at what the great Kenyan distance runner, almost unquestionably the greatest marathoner ever, had just pulled off. He hadn’t just set a new marathon record; he’d shattered the old one by a minute and 18 seconds, running the fast Berlin course in 2:01:39.
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7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Eliud Kipchoge Is the Greatest Marathoner, Ever - The New York Times
BERLIN — Eliud Kipchoge, the most decorated marathoner on the planet, is a man of immense self-discipline. He rolls out of bed at 5 a.m. for his morning runs. He splits his time between his home in Eldoret, Kenya, where he lives with his wife and three children, and a training camp up in the hills, 8,000 feet above sea level, where he shares chores with teammates.
Kipchoge is the distance running version of Usain Bolt. He is a wealthy man, but he still scrubs the toilet.
Since he began to take the sport seriously, he has recorded every workout in a notebook. He has 15 notebooks now, one for every year he has spent on the world stage. The thousands of miles contained within have propelled him to the pinnacle of his profession, a runner driven to trim seconds from performances that already stretch comprehension.
But perhaps what is most unusual about Kipchoge, 33, and his diet of monastic extremes is the one thing he does not do: overextend himself in training. He estimates that he seldom pushes himself past 80 percent — 90 percent, tops — of his maximum effort when he circles the track for interval sessions, or when he embarks on 25-mile jogs.
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7 weeks ago by rgl7194

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