November 4, 2012 Responding to a published profile of girls ages 12 and 10 who run long distances, commentator Barbara J. King considers the costs and benefits to children of intense participation in athletics. In an age when childhood obesity is a serious issue, can we help our kids find a right balance?
The Monroe Milers of Rochester.
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August 31, 2012 New Life Presbyterian Church helps city kids running the streets learn how to be better runners.
June 7, 2012 Is barefoot running a healthy practice or only a fad based on simplistic views of the human past? Commentator Barbara J. King reads research by evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman, and comes away impressed by his brand of pro-barefoot evidence.
Researchers say our brains are probably wired from an evolutionary sense to encourage running and high aerobic activities. Above, a man runs past the Sydney Harbour Bridge on April 22.
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May 7, 2012 Endurance athletes sometimes say they're "addicted" to exercise, and research suggests that may not be an overstatement.
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May 1, 2012 The sports world is brimming with talk about Lopez Lomong, the American runner who set a 2012 world best in the men's 5,000-meter race Sunday. Lomong ran the distance in 13 minutes and 11.63 seconds — but the race took a very unusual turn in its final laps.
Marathon champion Grete Waitz, in New York's Central Park on Oct. 19, 1983.
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April 19, 2011 Waitz won the New York City Marathon nine times and a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. And she was one of the pioneers of the women's running revolution in the '70s and '80s. Waitz, who had cancer, was 57.
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