Aug
18
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Louis Cote running the course last year

Athletes Prepare for Half Marathon on the Beach
The annual Cape Cod Outer Beach
Run, Relay, and Walk is this Sunday [LATE]

By Emma Madgic, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

WELLFLEET — The Cape Cod Outer Beach Half Marathon, scheduled for this Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7 a.m., is not for the faint of heart.

It’s 13.1 miles on sand, starting at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet and finishing at Head of the Meadow in Truro. Unlike a typical half marathon — where one’s feet slap against pavement, providing a firm surface for propelling oneself forward — in this race your feet sink deep into soft sand with every stride, making it nearly impossible to run.

Why subject oneself to such a torturous activity in the wee hours of a Sunday morning when one could be snuggling in bed?

Organizers and participants swear the experience is like nothing else.

“You’re running down one...
Aug
10
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Competitors both young and elderly running in a tortilla-carrying race that's a nearly 30-year tradition in Tehuacán, Puebla

Halted by COVID, annual tortilla race resumes
in Tehuacán, Pueblo

By Mexico News Daily


Many competitors are tortilla sellers well accustomed to the hefty masa burden required to participate

A much-awaited tortilla race returned to a Puebla city on Sunday with runners raring to go after two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 300 indigenous women of all ages from Santa María Coapan convened at the municipal palace in nearby Tehuacán at 9 a.m. with stacks of tortillas at the ready for the 28th edition of the famous race.

Adorned with aprons, traditional embroidered blouses, leather huarache sandals and woven baskets full of corn tortillas, the runners lined up to tackle the...
Aug
09
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India's legendary Fitness Icon Milind Soman announces the 2nd edition of the Unity Run
By Global Prime News

Key Highlights:

– The Unity Run is to promote unity, peace, and harmony to celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day, Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

– Flag off on 15th August from Jhansi Fort, Uttar Pradesh

– The finish will be on 22nd August at Red Fort, Delhi

– To cross 4 states: Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi

To continue reading, please visit: https://globalprimenews.com/2022/08...un-of-450-kms-from-jhansi-to-delhi-in-8-days/...
Aug
09
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Sarawakian girl runs barefoot in cross country championship, wins first place for Girls U12 category
By The Borneo Post Online


“Commenting on why Shakira participated barefoot, Afdal said it was her own choice to do so despite having a pair of shoes ready to use for the competition.

“Shakira also made the decision to go barefoot after finding out the competition’s track goes through mostly slippery terrain.

“I did tell her not all parts of the tracks were slippery, and some parts were covered in grass, but she made her decision and I have to respect that,” he said."


KUCHING: A Sarawakian girl who participated barefoot at the Malaysian School Sports Council (MSSM) 2022 National Cross Country Championship won first place for the Girls U12 category.

The competition was held in Setiu, Terengganu last Saturday (Aug 6) and was hosted by SMK Bukit Nenas.

Hailing from SK Ulu Entabai in Sarikei,...