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Sports Digest | April 14, 2014
Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden set a course record and defended her London Marathon title in the women's wheelchair race Sunday. With a time of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 12 seconds, McFadden beat Manuela Schar of Switzerland by more than a minute and a half. The win comes just a month after she won her first medal in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, earning silver in the 1-kilometer cross-country sitting-ski sprint event. “I was nervous, but I was not in my chair for three weeks,” McFadden told website Inside the Games.
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Sports Digest | April 14, 2014
Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden set a course record and defended her London Marathon title in the women's wheelchair race Sunday. With a time of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 12 seconds, McFadden beat Manuela Schar of Switzerland by more than a minute and a half. The win comes just a month after she won her first medal in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, earning silver in the 1-kilometer cross-country sitting-ski sprint event. “I was nervous, but I was not in my chair for three weeks,” McFadden told website Inside the Games.
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By Frank Litsky and Frank Litsky,THE NEW YORK TIMES | April 18, 2004
BOSTON - The almost newlyweds parted temporarily on Tuesday. He went to London for work. She came here for work. They will be back together this week, maybe even tomorrow, weary after a tough weekend on the job. He is Gezahegne Abera, the 2000 Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia, who will try to defend his title in the London Marathon today. He may fly to Boston hours later to watch his wife race. She is Elfenesh Alemu, also an Ethiopian, who has won major marathons in Amsterdam; Nagano, Japan; and Tokyo.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2013
Tatyana McFadden surged to the lead of the New York City Marathon, and mile after mile, waited for a rival to challenge her. As has been the case all year, however, no one could catch the Clarksville resident. McFadden won the women's wheelchair race in dominant fashion Sunday, completing her unprecedented quest to win four major marathons in a calendar year. “I've had an incredible year, especially with the track season and with the marathon season,” McFadden said after winning the race by nearly four minutes over Japan's Wakako Tsuchida.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | January 18, 2004
My brother and I want to run a marathon in Europe. Where do we find information on races overseas? The Association of International Marathons and Road Races Web site is a good place to start: www.aims-association.org. Competing abroad can be difficult, particularly with an event as strenuous as the marathon. Be aware of what you're getting into. Common travel problems like jet lag and adjusting to foreign foods will seem enormous when your body needs to be in top form to compete. If you plan on sightseeing, build in a few days before the race (you may not be up for it afterward)
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | April 28, 1992
At first glance, Ty Lanahan's 3-hour, 4-second finish in the Boston Marathon eight days ago is a fairly respectable showing.Lanahan has been running for only a year and a half, and not until this year has he gotten his marathon training log up to 80 miles a week.But considering what he has done in the last half year -- in the Marine Corps Marathon, in the Caesar Rodney Half-Marathon and the London Marathon -- his statment, "I only ran through Boston with some friends," is not idle boasting.
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By Phil Jackman | January 2, 1992
* Saturday: Charlotte (N.C.) Observer Marathon.* Sunday: BRRC Frozen Finger 5-Miler, 323-RUN0.* Jan. 11: MCRRC Winter Flower Run, 6 miles, Rockville, 8:30 a.m., (301) 353-0200.* Jan. 12: BRRC 10-mile championship, 323-RUN0; Tri-Maryland No Frills Biathlon (3.5 run, 14.5 bike), Salisbury, 10 a.m., 882-6103.* Marathons: Bermuda Marathon/10-K, Jan. 18-19; Shamrock Marathon, Virginia Beach, Va., March 21; London Marathon, April 12.* News & notes: An indoor triathlon at Bare Hills Athletic Club Feb. 8 will include a 10-minute row on an Ergometer, a 10-minute cycle on an Airdyne and a mile run on a 10-lap track.
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By Tribune Olympic Bureau | August 23, 2008
BEIJING - Forget disturbing weather forecasts and pollution-index numbers. That's so yesterday. The choked, clogged air of Week 1 seemed like a distant memory on the eve of the men's Olympic marathon. Blue skies and sun have been the norm in the latter stages of the Olympics, and the forecast is for the low 70s when the race starts at 7:30 a.m. at Tiananmen Square tomorrow. It will be shown live at 7:30 p.m. on NBC. Wonder whether marathon world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie, who made a big media splash awhile back when he declined to run it because of valid concerns about the polluted air, is feeling any sense of regret?
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2010
The human body is a fragile instrument, and when it shuts down — as it does, tragically, for thousands of athletes each year — there is nothing that can be done. It often doesn't matter if trained medical personnel are nearby, or that the athlete was in peak physical condition. But the death of a marathon runner grabs our attention in a unique way. When it happens — and it happens every year — media attention follows. There are often questions about whether the human heart was made to hold up to the strain of running 26.2 miles, or suggestions that marathons on days when the temperature is unexpectedly warm be postponed.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2013
Tatyana McFadden surged to the lead of the New York City Marathon, and mile after mile, waited for a rival to challenge her. As has been the case all year, however, no one could catch the Clarksville resident. McFadden won the women's wheelchair race in dominant fashion Sunday, completing her unprecedented quest to win four major marathons in a calendar year. “I've had an incredible year, especially with the track season and with the marathon season,” McFadden said after winning the race by nearly four minutes over Japan's Wakako Tsuchida.
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April 21, 2013
Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair race in the London Marathon on Sunday, six days after her win in the Boston Marathon. "The race is definitely dedicated to Boston and we had huge support from London, which was amazing," McFadden said during the post-race news conference. "Just the support that we're getting around the world means a lot, especially back in Boston and to the athletes. " McFadden, whose 1:46.02 time was a record mark for London, won the Boston Marathon wheelchair event Monday.
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By Patrick Maynard and The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2013
BALTIMORE -- A tuba and banjo duo dressed in saddle shoes, khakis and button-down shirts plays polkas and foxtrots by a set of escalators at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Friday morning. A nearby shoeshine man takes a break from his work to watch them and smile. It's a lighthearted moment that contrasts strongly with the scene a few feet away. There, in security lines for Terminal C, passengers intentionally avoid making eye contact as they shuffle toward whirring machines, removing their shoes and preparing for the possibility of delay, interrogation or arrest.
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April 15, 2013
Explosion update: Details of evacuation after Boston Marathon blast 12:56 Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden says she played to her strengths in winning this year's Boston Marathon. "My weakness, I think everyone knows, is going downhill," she told reporters Monday afternoon. "My strength is definitely on the flats and climing. " "I'm an oddball -- I really enjoy climbing. " McFadden mentioned that her high school time on the east coast helped prepare her for the Boston landscape.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2010
The human body is a fragile instrument, and when it shuts down — as it does, tragically, for thousands of athletes each year — there is nothing that can be done. It often doesn't matter if trained medical personnel are nearby, or that the athlete was in peak physical condition. But the death of a marathon runner grabs our attention in a unique way. When it happens — and it happens every year — media attention follows. There are often questions about whether the human heart was made to hold up to the strain of running 26.2 miles, or suggestions that marathons on days when the temperature is unexpectedly warm be postponed.
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By TODD KARPOVICH | October 11, 2008
RUNNERS TO WATCH Men John Itati, 34, Kenya: : Itati (right) is a two-time winner of the Baltimore Marathon. He set the course record in 2004 when he finished in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 51 seconds. He won last year in 2:16.24. He finished fifth in the Houston Marathon in 2006. Andrew Letherby, 35, Australia:: Letherby has run in some of the world's biggest marathons. His best time is 2:11.42, which he set in Berlin in 2005. He finished eighth in the 2005 Boston Marathon (2:16.38), 19th in the 2006 New York City Marathon (2:19.
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By Tribune Olympic Bureau | August 23, 2008
BEIJING - Forget disturbing weather forecasts and pollution-index numbers. That's so yesterday. The choked, clogged air of Week 1 seemed like a distant memory on the eve of the men's Olympic marathon. Blue skies and sun have been the norm in the latter stages of the Olympics, and the forecast is for the low 70s when the race starts at 7:30 a.m. at Tiananmen Square tomorrow. It will be shown live at 7:30 p.m. on NBC. Wonder whether marathon world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie, who made a big media splash awhile back when he declined to run it because of valid concerns about the polluted air, is feeling any sense of regret?
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April 15, 2013
Explosion update: Details of evacuation after Boston Marathon blast 12:56 Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden says she played to her strengths in winning this year's Boston Marathon. "My weakness, I think everyone knows, is going downhill," she told reporters Monday afternoon. "My strength is definitely on the flats and climing. " "I'm an oddball -- I really enjoy climbing. " McFadden mentioned that her high school time on the east coast helped prepare her for the Boston landscape.
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By TODD KARPOVICH | October 11, 2008
RUNNERS TO WATCH Men John Itati, 34, Kenya: : Itati (right) is a two-time winner of the Baltimore Marathon. He set the course record in 2004 when he finished in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 51 seconds. He won last year in 2:16.24. He finished fifth in the Houston Marathon in 2006. Andrew Letherby, 35, Australia:: Letherby has run in some of the world's biggest marathons. His best time is 2:11.42, which he set in Berlin in 2005. He finished eighth in the 2005 Boston Marathon (2:16.38), 19th in the 2006 New York City Marathon (2:19.
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By Frank Litsky and Frank Litsky,THE NEW YORK TIMES | April 18, 2004
BOSTON - The almost newlyweds parted temporarily on Tuesday. He went to London for work. She came here for work. They will be back together this week, maybe even tomorrow, weary after a tough weekend on the job. He is Gezahegne Abera, the 2000 Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia, who will try to defend his title in the London Marathon today. He may fly to Boston hours later to watch his wife race. She is Elfenesh Alemu, also an Ethiopian, who has won major marathons in Amsterdam; Nagano, Japan; and Tokyo.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | January 18, 2004
My brother and I want to run a marathon in Europe. Where do we find information on races overseas? The Association of International Marathons and Road Races Web site is a good place to start: www.aims-association.org. Competing abroad can be difficult, particularly with an event as strenuous as the marathon. Be aware of what you're getting into. Common travel problems like jet lag and adjusting to foreign foods will seem enormous when your body needs to be in top form to compete. If you plan on sightseeing, build in a few days before the race (you may not be up for it afterward)
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