LA: Outside The Lines

A pair of years-old sweat pants and paint-splattered Minnesota Wild sweater did little to take the chill out of the early morning air, a bit surprising considering the heat warnings issued by race officials. The weather forecast called for highs soaring into the 80s, but I stood in the corral outside Dodger Stadium looking as though I…
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The Quest For Numbers

With the running boom from last decade continuing to show no signs of ending, major marathons continue competing to attract runners and retain past years’ finishers. Many were astonished to learn Grandma’s Marathon filled by Dec. 31. Motivation to sign up for a major anniversary — Grandma’s is celebrating its 40th rendition in June — was…
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The Best Gift

“His toughness came from some secret place inside of him. He simply knew he was tougher than anyone alive.” — Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It Canopy tents, draped in team colors, stood everywhere. There were signs, neatly colored, posted inside and out, offering up words of encouragement for the schools and their runners…
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