Road running http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29975/all en Bounding up the Empire State Building step by step http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/bounding-the-empire-state-building-step-step <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dorene Internicola</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is standard advice to get fit but some athletes and charity runners take it to the extreme with the run up the 1,576 steps of the Empire State Building.</p> <p>For runners who will be racing up the New York landmark on Wednesday, experts advise them to pace themselves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/bounding-the-empire-state-building-step-step" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Human Interest Road running Sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745493 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics-Farah to make marathon debut in 2014 London race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/athletics-farah-make-marathon-debut-2014-london-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah will run the first half of this year's London marathon prior to making his debut over the full distance in the 2014 race.</p> <p>"The Olympic 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres champion has agreed to make his full marathon debut at the 2014 London marathon and will use this year's race to prepare himself for the challenge of tackling 26.2 miles (42.195 kms)," a statement from the race organisers said on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/athletics-farah-make-marathon-debut-2014-london-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Mo Farah Road running Running Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 13:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757481 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Farah set to make London Marathon bow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/athletics-farah-set-make-london-marathon-bow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Double Olympic champion Mo Farah will run half of this year's London Marathon before making his debut over the full distance on the streets of the British capital in 2014.</p> <p>Farah will start on April 21 and it is planned he will run to halfway, in an elite men's field also featuring Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich, marathon world record holder Patrick Makau, and world champion Abel Kirui.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/athletics-farah-set-make-london-marathon-bow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Mo Farah Road running Running AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:45:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757533 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics-Tokyo promises quick marathon on Majors debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/athletics-tokyo-promises-quick-marathon-majors-debut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - A majority of elite runners will be confident of lowering personal bests when the Tokyo Marathon debuts as a World Marathon Majors race on Sunday with a stellar field and favourable weather forecast for the Japanese capital.</p> <p>From 2013, Tokyo joins Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York in the six-legged series contested over a two-year period.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/athletics-tokyo-promises-quick-marathon-majors-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Road running Running Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:00:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763052 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: 101-year-old marathon runner shines at last race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/athletics-101-year-old-marathon-runner-shines-at-last-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 101-year-old Sikh believed to be the world's oldest distance runner retired Sunday after ending his last race in Hong Kong on a high, describing it as one of the "happiest days" of his long life.</p> <p>Fauja Singh, nicknamed the "Turbaned Tornado", finished the 10-kilometre (6 mile) run at the Hong Kong Marathon in one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds -- half a minute faster than at the same event last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/athletics-101-year-old-marathon-runner-shines-at-last-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Fauja Singh Human Interest Road running Running AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:31:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764713 at http://www.globalpost.com Retired Mexican soccer star mulls running a marathon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/retired-mexican-soccer-star-mulls-running-marathon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Torreon, Mexico, Mar 4 (EFE).- Retired striker Jared Borgetti, Mexico's all-time leading scorer in international soccer, may start competing in marathons.</p> <p>"It's tough to run 42 kilometers and 195 meters (26.2 miles), but accessible for a high performance athlete like me. If I decide to do it, I will need good physical preparation and serious mental training," he told Efe in Torreon, where he served as grand marshal of Sunday's marathon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/retired-mexican-soccer-star-mulls-running-marathon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CONCACAF Gold Cup Football in Mexico Road running Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:01:29 +0000 Agencia EFE 5772852 at http://www.globalpost.com Bethlehem to host first-ever marathon in April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/bethlehem-host-first-ever-marathon-april <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The not-so-little town of Bethlehem is to host the West Bank's first-ever marathon next month in a race starting at the Nativity Church and taking in several refugee camps, organisers said Wednesday.</p> <p>The brainchild of two Danish women runners, the Palestine Marathon will take place on April 21 and offer runners the choice of three distances: a full 42-kilometre (26-mile) marathon, a half marathon or a 10-kilometre (six-mile) race.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/bethlehem-host-first-ever-marathon-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Road running Sports War AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782107 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bomb probe looking at pressure cooker, backpacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/boston-marathon-headquarters-locked-down-after-blasts-heard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bombing investigators on Wednesday entered the third day of their hunt with an emerging picture of the target: a suspect or suspects carrying heavy bags or backpacks made of dark nylon.</p> <p>While still unable to conclude whether a group or individuals were responsible for the attacks that killed three people and wounded 176, and whether they were foreign or American, investigators gathered enough evidence at the crime scene on Tuesday to slightly narrow their search.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/boston-marathon-headquarters-locked-down-after-blasts-heard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar al-Awlaki Athletics Bomb Boston Marathon Business Cookware and bakeware Environment Explosive weapons Federal Bureau of Investigation Health Improvised explosive devices Islamic terrorism Lelisa Desisa Marathon Massachusetts Politics Pressure Pressure cooking Road running Running Sports Technology Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:16:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5816398 at http://www.globalpost.com Injuries in blast at Boston marathon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/injuries-blast-at-boston-marathon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Many people were injured when two large explosions struck near the finish line of the Boston marathon Monday, local media reported.</p> <p>TV footage showed scenes of chaos, with streets littered with debris and blood and paramedics carrying stretchers.</p> <p>str-jk/adm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Road running AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:30:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5816479 at http://www.globalpost.com Six wounded in Boston Marathon blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/six-wounded-boston-marathon-blasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least six people were wounded when two large explosions struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, sparking scenes of panic, witnesses and US media said.</p> <p>Witnesses said the streets were littered with debris and blood and described paramedics racing off with stretchers. TV footage showed an explosion sending up a white plume of smoke along the sidelines of the race.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/six-wounded-boston-marathon-blasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Road running AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:01:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5816540 at http://www.globalpost.com Two dead, 23 injured in Boston Marathon blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/two-dead-23-injured-boston-marathon-blasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two people have been killed and 23 others injured in twin explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, police said.</p> <p>Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca issued the toll via Twitter, urging all bystanders to clear the blast area.</p> <p>bur-sst/adm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Road running AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5816613 at http://www.globalpost.com New York security boosted after Boston blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/new-york-security-boosted-after-boston-blasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York police stepped up security around key landmarks in the city on Monday after a double blast killed at least two people and injured 22 others at the Boston marathon, a top officer said.</p> <p>"We're stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations in the city through deployment of the NYPD's critical response vehicles until more about the explosion is learned," Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said in a statement.</p> <p>tw/adm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Road running AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:31:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5816617 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Marathon security reviewed after Boston blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/athletics-marathon-security-reviewed-after-boston-blasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>London Marathon organisers and British police are reviewing security measures for Sunday's race after at least two people were killed and 23 wounded when two explosions struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.</p> <p>While it has yet to be confirmed that the Boston explosions were caused by a terror attack, the shocking scenes quickly prompted fears of a similar incident at the London race.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/athletics-marathon-security-reviewed-after-boston-blasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Road running Running AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:32:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5816820 at http://www.globalpost.com London Marathon still on despite Boston bombs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/london-race-security-under-review-after-boston-blasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - The London Marathon will go ahead as planned on Sunday despite the bomb attack on the Boston race which killed three people and wounded more than 100, police and officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Sports Minister Hugh Roberston said he was confident of security arrangements for the London event and encouraged people to attend as a show of solidarity with the U.S. city that was rocked by two blasts near the finish line on Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/london-race-security-under-review-after-boston-blasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Business Road running Running Sports War Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:45:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5816877 at http://www.globalpost.com "Powerful devices" caused Boston Marathon blasts, police say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/powerful-devices-caused-boston-marathon-blasts-police-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said on Monday that "powerful devices" caused the two blasts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and noted that police did not have any suspects in custody at this time.</p> <p>"We are questioning many people but there is no suspect in custody," Davis said. He also noted that a fire at the John F. Kennedy Library, which he described as caused by an "incendiary device", may not have been linked to the marathon incident, which left two dead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/powerful-devices-caused-boston-marathon-blasts-police-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Road running Security Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:31:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5816906 at http://www.globalpost.com