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Regional Race Preview: Vail Valor Races

Make your Memorial Day weekend count by heading to the mountains for Vail’s 4th annual Vail Valor Races. The race offers a distance for the entire family: a marathon, a half-marathon, a 5-mile run/walk, and a 1-mile, starting at 8:00 AM on Memorial Day. It also offers stunning Gore Range views, a post-race brunch, technical t-shirt, […]

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Sports Authority Liquidation Sale Starts Today

The Sports Authority will begin its going-out-of-business sales at all 463 of its stores on Wednesday after failing last month to find a bidder in a bankruptcy auction willing to keep it going as a smaller retailer, according to court documents filed this week. The debt-laden retailer filed for Chapter 11 protection in federal bankruptcy court […]

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“What excites me is understanding the limits of human performance,” said Pitsiladis, whose Sub2 Project aims to reduce the marathon world record by nearly three minutes. “What can man do?” (Uriel Sinai for The New York Times)

Man vs. Marathon: One scientist’s quixotic quest to propel a runner past the two-hour barrier.

BESIDE THE DEAD SEA, Israel — At sunrise, the sky and the water seemed metallic, silver-blue, the color of speed. A sign along Highway 90 said, “Lowest Place on Earth.” Yannis Pitsiladis, scientist and provocateur, had come here for the same reason that pilgrims wheezing with bronchitis and emphysema have headed to this low-altitude divide […]

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Denver’s Jason Romero is Running Across America for the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes

Denver resident and blind ultrarunner Jason Romero is running across America. “It was a calling,” he says, remembering the moment he came up with the idea two years ago. He was assisting the homeless at Christ’s Body Ministries downtown when suddenly it clicked this is something he needs to do. “I wouldn’t really say I want […]

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