Stories tagged: running
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
Number of Bloomsday finishers shrinks for seventh straight year, lowest since 1985
Preliminary estimates showed 38,187 people crossed the Bloomsday finish line on Sunday, marking the seventh straight year that participation has declined. That figure, which is subject to change because of …
Sun., May 6, 2018, 1:42 p.m.
Bloomsday 2018: Jemal Yimer pulls away from men’s elite field for victory
With a mile and a half to go, Bloomsday was anybody’s race. Seconds later, it was all but over.
Sun., May 6, 2018, 1:35 p.m.
Bloomsday 2018: Buze Diriba outkicks Mamitu Daska in women’s elite field second year in a row
For the second year in a row, Buze Diriba passed fellow Ethiopian Mamitu Daska in a sprint finish to whisk away the woman’s elite Bloomsday title.
Thu., April 26, 2018, 7 p.m.
Sandpoint man set to run 100 miles in firefighting gear to promote a healthy, cancer-fighting lifestyle
Gwen LeTutour strains against the laces on his large, cumbersome firefighting boots, pulling the leather tight against his intricately tape-wrapped feet and ankles. He shrugs on his heavy black and …
Tue., April 17, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
Boston Marathon weather was perfect storm for Desiree Linden
In foul weather, Desiree Linden abandoned her planning and made up her mind to drop out of the Boston Marathon. Then, the native Californian who lives in Michigan realized she …
Thu., April 5, 2018, 6 a.m.
Making the transition from pavement to dirt: Tips, tricks for trail running noobs
So you’re a runner. A motivated, pavement pounding, mileage tracking, road warrior, addicted to the euphoric response that follows pushing your body and mind to their limits.
Tue., April 3, 2018
Tips for running with your dog in Spokane
Tips for keeping you and Fido healthy while running.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 3:04 p.m.
Runner’s science: Research predicts, prevents injuries in athletes
Runner’s Science, as the research study is known, studies the effects of distance running on the human body. The project was launched in 2008 alongside the inaugural 26.2 with Donna …
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 12:54 p.m.
Winter running = cold and dark. Here are tips for staying safe.
Winter doesn’t stop a number of Spokane runners from regularly hitting their stride outdoors, with a few steps of precaution.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 6 a.m.
Paul Turner: Predawn hours offer proof that running is in our Spokane DNA
Bloomsday may be months away, but every morning the groups of runners setting out on their Spokane routes are worth saluting.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:13 p.m.
Early registration for Bloomsday underway; registrants have chance to win smartphone
Early registration for the 42nd annual Bloomsday Lilac Run is underway, and organizers are encouraging runners to make their fitness resolutions for the new year soon.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Running shoes made from ‘Algae Foam’
A bucket of pond water might not seem like a performance enhancer. But that could change this year with a shoe from a UK-based brand called VivoBarefoot.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 5 p.m.
‘American runners have never been slower,’ a new report says – but why?
The report, based on more than 34 million individual race results from 1996 to 2016 and published on the Dutch website RunRepeat.com, focuses on marathon results. It finds that the …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Relationshipping in the Great Outdoors
I should warn my readers that the events herein were performed by advanced, expert relationshippers. I know this because I’ve spent a small fortune on therapy over the years and …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Professional runner breaks rule, runs away from bear, and wins
Moninda Marube knows what to do when you encounter a black bear. Stand your ground. But that’s not what he did.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane native Marshall Greene claims seventh win in Bend’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle
Marshall Greene, a Spokane native, had won the annual Pole Pedal Paddle out of Bend, Oregon, plenty of times before, but never like this. Greene held a slight lead in …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Billion dollar race to break 2-hour marathon mark is afoot
The two-hour marathon. For distance runners, it’s a mystical goal equivalent to the four-minute mile that Roger Bannister broke in 1954; a test so difficult some have estimated it may …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Eliud Kipchoge falls 26 seconds short of first sub 2-hour marathon
Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history when the Olympic champion attempted to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours on Saturday. Kipchoge ran …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Eliud Kipchoge leads attempt to run sub 2-hour marathon
Three elite runners will attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier on Saturday. Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will lead the attempt at the Formula One track in Monza. Two-time Boston …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane ranks among top fittest cities in U.S.
Spokane ranks among the country’s top 10 fittest cities, according to a new list released by the Physical Activity Council and based on surveys as well as data from personal …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
In nearly half a century, early Bloomsday organizer Sylvia Quinn has never missed a race
Nearly half a century after organizing Bloomsday, Sylvia Quinn has yet to miss a race.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
John Blanchette: From a distance, Jim Ryun’s accomplishments continue to amaze
Bloomsday is 12 kilometers of civic satisfaction, and given the race’s size and staying power Jim Ryun is not going to quibble with the metrics – even if he is …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
Granted UK asylum after 2012 Olympics, Somali to run again
Glancing at the Olympic Stadium for the first time in five years, Zamzam Farah’s troubles momentarily wash away and she fondly reminisces about competing in the London Games.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9 a.m.
London Marathon’s oldest runner still going strong at 83
Kenneth Jones is the oldest runner in this year’s London Marathon. The 83-year-old Jones is one of 12 so-called “Ever Presents” who have run every single London Marathon since the …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Boston Marathon retires Bib 261 for women’s pioneer Kathrine Switzer
The Boston Marathon had its first-ever bib retirement ceremony, presenting Kathrine Switzer with framed replicas of the No. 261 she wore in 1967 and again this year. The women’s running …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon on a good day for U.S. runners
The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world’s most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7 a.m.
Raw thighs, tummy trouble and other running struggles they don’t tell you about
Most endurance runners are well acquainted with the idea of a gradual ramp-up of speed and distance over several months. But how about all the other stuff that isn’t necessarily …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Former Bloomsday winner Buzunesh Deba inherits 2014 Boston Marathon win, but not the prize
Buzunesh Deba will leave the Boston Marathon with one champion’s medal this week. She would like to make it two.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Audubon Park sidewalk aims to increase access, prompts running community concerns
One of the first projects to provide greater pedestrian access into Spokane city parks has drawn some skepticism from runners in the Audubon neighborhood. Park planners and the coach of …
Wed., April 5, 2017, noon
Empowered by Title IX, inspired by Wilma Rudolph
Female athletes refused to recognize limits placed on them and instead pushed the only boundaries that really matter: the boundaries of their own ability.