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  • St. Michaels residents build friendship, start a running festival

    St. Michaels residents build friendship, start a running festival
    It is a story about faith, friendship — and perhaps a little fantasy. It is about three people whose ages span 30 years, but whose careers and experiences led them to find this historic town on Maryland's Eastern Shore as the perfect spot to start...
  • Look for Thomas Gounley in the Boston Marathon — he'll be the one juggling

    Let's see, how to describe Thomas Gounley? Who, as a kid, taught himself to ride a unicycle for no apparent reason. Who, on a whim, decided to bike 1,350 miles from St. Louis to Yorktown. And who, in his latest bit of inspired madness, will run the Boston...
  • Peninsula Catholic grad joggles Boston Marathon in under 4 hours

    Despite unseasonably hot conditions in New England, Thomas Gounley met his goal in Monday's Boston Marathon. Gounley, a 2008 graduate of Peninsula Catholic and current senior at the University of New Hampshire, ran the Marathon in 3 hours, 52 minutes and...
  • Community news: Six from World Class Gymnastics to go to Level 9 Eastern Nationals

    World Class Gymnastics will send six girls to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals May 4-6 in Landover, Md. That equals the club's largest number of girls going to the Eastern Nationals, the highest level of competition for Level 9s in the Eastern half of the...
  • A year of highs and lows

    Another year on the high school sports scene has come and gone, but not without local athletes again turning in outstanding performances. Below are some of the highlights from the 2011 calendar that were reported to the Independent. * January-June The...
  • Benoit Samuelson tops list of U.S. women marathoners

    Benoit Samuelson tops list of U.S. women marathoners
    Picking the top U.S. women’s marathoner of all time is as easy as it was to pick the top man. It’s Joan Benoit Samuelson, of course. (For my rankings of the Top 10 men, a list headed by Frank Shorter, click here.) And picking the Top Ten...
  • Community news: Runner Susan Hagel nets third Grand Prix championship

    Susan Hagel's goal to start the 2011 Peninsula Track Club season was simply to make the women's top 10 in the season-long Grand Prix points race. As it turned out, she achieved that goal and much more. Hagel won the overall championship — open to...
  • Fit to be an Iron Girl

    Fit to be an Iron Girl
    Robert Vigorito, founder and race director of the Columbia Triathlon Association, went straight to the top when choosing a spokesperson for his new race, the Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon and Coed 5K, scheduled for April 29. Vigorito asked Joan Benoit...
  • Community news: Newport News' Kessler, Terry honored as Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix champs

    Todd Kessler and Karen Terry of Newport News do just about everything together. They coach together, train together, race together and are in a relationship. All that togetherness has led to a big jump in their running success. In 2010 they both...
  • Surf City toes the mark

    Sunday's forecast calls for a series of substantial waves to surge down Pacific Coast Highway near the Huntington Beach Pier. The first swell is expected to hit the fabled coastline at 6:30 a.m. and successive swells are to follow over the next hour...
  • Black Girls RUN! on the Peninsula

    Black Girls RUN! on the Peninsula
    "Heard it from a friend, who heard it from a friend who heard it from another": That's how Black Girls RUN! has developed chapters all over the country in the couple of years since college friends Toni Carey, now of Virginia Beach, and Ashley Hicks of New...