| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:40 PM
It’s been an impressive month for Calvary Christian cross country runner Joey Lacy. He won the Tunnel to Towers Fort Lauderdale 5K road race in 16:50, and this past weekend, he finished second in the 2A-1A race at the Spanish River Invitational in...
| Sep 27, 2013
Each year, the city of Los Angeles clears a path through traffic-choked streets from east to west for a marathon that in March drew 24,000 runners. Now, a coalition of civic, business and political leaders wants to add another race on the same weekend...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
During the school year, Varsity Letters will periodically ask student-athletes from various sports to step in as guest bloggers. They will share their personal thoughts as they approach a big game or enjoy a memorable moment over the course of a given...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Soon after the explosions, there appeared on the website of The Boston Globe a video of the moment. Runners in the city's iconic marathon are jogging across the finish line and everyone is cheering, when there is a clap of thunder and an orange bloom of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A few years ago my doctor called me an "under-utilizer," which I took to mean I didn't use much medicine.
Today I'm an ultra-utilizer.
The podiatrist's "toe-buddy" encircles my big toe. Physical therapy tape lines the bottom of my foot, and marbles to...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:17 PM
In the battle against complacency along the 5,000-kilometer cross country trail, the competition is not the sole buffer. There is, of course, also the matter of the stopwatch, its constant ticking a relentless measure of individual progress.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that Sunday’s Chicago Marathon will remain an enjoyable event for runners and spectators despite beefed up security in response to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Emanuel today pointed to the success of other large lakefront...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Evanston runner John Schroeder had just finished the Boston Marathon when he heard what sounded like pieces of construction equipment falling off a building. Yet he didn't believe it when someone said the race course had been bombed.
Who, he thought,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Grace Zamudio (Glendale Community College, 2013) Loyola Marymount cross-country junior: After an All-American season as a sophomore at Glendale Community College, accolades are...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Runners set goals — and don't look back.
They strive to cut those extra few minutes from their times. They have to go a quarter-mile farther each time, then a half-mile, then a mile. And beyond.
They push their bodies. They want to push...
| Sep 24, 2012
Mon., Sept. 24 Girls Volleyball Hagerty at Winter Springs, 7:30 Buzz: No. 3 Hagerty battles with No. 8 Winter Springs for Seminole County supremacy. Whoever wins this match will have a strong case for being considered the county’s best team. Lake...