Both male and female victors of Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon on Sunday enjoyed the hometown atmosphere, returning as a prodigal son and daughter.
The new course started and finished at the Birkie Ridge Trailhead and included long stretches of narrow singletrack on the area mountain bike trails.
With the legendary Dick Beardsley cheering him on, Dominic Onodoro on June 21 beat the Grandma’s Marathon course record the Minnesota native had set in 1981, at the height of his incredible career.
Suddenly logic felt like retreat. Sensible behavior seemed more like cowardice. That other guy? He was a true trail runner. Me? Not so much.
We were diverted off the course and told the race was stopped at the 25.5-mile mark. We continued to run not realizing the extent of events at the finish line. We ended up running 26.3 miles before we stopped. In a blink of an eye it was over.
RUNNING with Tom Kaufman
The initial inventory of Movin’ Shoes was four pairs of shoes hanging on a peg board. The first running shoes sold were Tiger Nylon and Leather Cortez. These were soon followed by Blue Ribbon Sports’ (Nike) Nylon and Leather Cortez. The cost of those first running shoes? About $15.
A new race series has been created for marathoners to add to their list of running feats. The Great Lakes Marathon Series is a collaboration of 25 marathons in the U.S. and Canada that take place along North America’s five Great Lakes.
Freezing cold days, roads filled with snowdrifts, iced-over pavement. It’s all part of winter running in this part of the country. On these forlorn days we dream about future races – marathons or 10Ks – in which we envision putting in best-ever efforts, lowering personal bests and winning medals.
Despite having run marathons all over the country, I have never run New York. My son Noah thought that in honor of my 60th birthday, it would be a great thing if he could run his first marathon as I ran my last there in the Big Apple.
Sage Canaday’s self-published book, Running for the Hansons, starts with his joining the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project in Rochester, Michigan, to train for the 2010 Boston Marathon.