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 Marathon Champion, Grete Waitz Has Died
Marathon Champion, Grete Waitz Has Died
Grete Waitz, the Norwegian marathoner who won the New York City Marathon nine times, died today at age 57. She had been battling cancer for the past six years and passed away in Oslo. picked by suebe 6 months ago
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2006 NYC Marathon Slideshow, Parrots and All
The Inquirer spent Sunday morning on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City near the 13-mile marker of the 2006 New York City Marathon. (Along with the Coca-Cola sign, the white bird at right is a neighborhood staple.) Here's a slideshow, photographs by Andrew Bast. picked by nyinquirer 5 years ago
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 Astronaut will run Boston Marathon - in space
Astronaut will run Boston Marathon - in space
Talk about a satellite race! picked by gnikgnok 5 years ago
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 100 Answer Blind Marathon Runners' Call for Help
100 Answer Blind Marathon Runners' Call for Help
After being hit by a drunk driver several years ago, David Kuhn, a devoted runner, slowly began losing his eyesight. He is now legally blind and needs a guide with him when he runs. When his sighted guide for the Chicago Marathon next weekend had to cancel, Kuhn's plans were derailed, "I went into full panic mode." picked by suebe 2 years ago
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 Susannah York has died
Susannah York has died
British actress Susannah York, one of the most memorable film faces of the 1960s, has died from cancer aged 72, British media reported late on Saturday. picked by bingo 9 months ago
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 90 Year Old Marathoner Trains For Record
90 Year Old Marathoner Trains For Record
Gladys Burrill is in training for her fifth Honolulu Marathon. In 2003 Burrill saw the fireworks at the start of the marathon from her lanai, and thought: "How exciting! I should do that."So she trained in racewalking and now she's going for a record. picked by muppet 3 years ago
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 When 39,000 marathon runners gotta go...
When 39,000 marathon runners gotta go...
they gotta go. The logistics for NYC Marathon includes 2,250 honey wagons brought in for just the day. picked by suebe 3 years ago
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 Marathons and Heart Attacks
Marathons and Heart Attacks
The legend of the original runner from the Battle of Marathon is he died as soon as the run was complete. The legacy of Jim Fixx, the author of "The Complete Book of Running" who ran countless marathons over 20 years and died of a massive heart attack during a run.

The odds are about 1 in 50,000. picked by icepigs 3 years ago
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 Bulgarian grandmaster breaks chess marathon record
Bulgarian grandmaster breaks chess marathon record
Bulgarian grandmaster Kiril Georgiev managed to break the world record for the largest number of simultaneous chess games played. Georgiev played a total of 360 games simultaneously and wrapped up his chess marathon within 14 hours and 8 minutes. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Comics author Harvey Pekar has died
Comics author Harvey Pekar has died
Comic book author Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical series "American Splendor" was made into the 2003 film, has died. Pekar, a cancer survivor, was found by his wife, Joyce Brabner, early Monday morning at their Cleveland area home; he was 70 years old. picked by DaftGretel 1 year ago
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 Astronaut to run 26 mile Boston Marathon... in space.
Astronaut to run 26 mile Boston Marathon... in space.
Astronaut Suni Williams qualified for the Boston Marathon before learning she would be at the international space station on race day. She has been cleared for a 26.2-mile simulated run at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday - just when the real event will be leaving Hopkinton down on Earth. picked by BrownTrout 4 years ago
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 From double lung transplant to marathon, Michael winning his fight
From double lung transplant to marathon, Michael winning his fight
“They told me I wouldn’t live past my teens. So my mindset was to just live for now,” says Michael.
An inspiring story. picked by chez 2 years ago
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 Last living US WW 1 vet has passed away
Last living US WW 1 vet has passed away
He was only 16 and tried to join the Marines. They said he had to be 21. The Navy said he had flat feet. The Army wanted a birth certificate, but he lied his way past them about that and joined. He was also a POW in WWII.

/Salute to Frank Buckles who died at 110 on Sunday. picked by Moe 8 months ago
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 Man died after being jailed for parking tickets and missing chemo
Man died after being jailed for parking tickets and missing chemo
Unpaid parking tickets proved fatal for a terminally ill New York man who died after callous cops locked him up for four days for a minor traffic offense, a lawsuit claims. picked by suebe 3 years ago
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 Wounded Iraq Vet's last child dies after car crash
Wounded Iraq Vet's last child dies after car crash
Mom and kids were on the way to visit him in the hospital after being wounded. The car crashed and 2 kids died. Today their last child died from his injuries. picked by moe 4 years ago
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 Schoolgirl, eight, died after developing such an extreme phobia of dentists she refused to open her mouth even to eat
Schoolgirl, eight, died after developing such an extreme phobia of dentists she refused to open her mouth even to eat
A schoolgirl wasted away and died after developing such a fear of dentists that she would not even open her mouth to eat. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Ohio Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died
Ohio Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died
She was hospitalized with an aneurysm earlier today and died later on. picked by Moe 3 years ago
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 Runner finishes London marathon a week after it starts
Runner finishes London marathon a week after it starts
There's a good reason why this story is not in the "sports" category, but why it's more health-related. picked by rambler 4 years ago
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 Miles Levin, cancer blogger has died at 18 years of age
Miles Levin, cancer blogger has died at 18 years of age
Ugh. He blogged about his life with cancer for 2 years. RIP, Miles. picked by Moe 4 years ago
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 Director Sydney Pollack dies of cancer
Director Sydney Pollack dies of cancer
Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack, who achieved commercial and critical success with the gender-bending comedy "Tootsie" and the period drama "Out of Africa, has died. He was 73.

*Truly, one of the greatest directors. picked by dollyllama 3 years ago
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 Paula Radcliffe wins NYC marathon
Paula Radcliffe wins NYC marathon
Just 10 months after the birth of her first child! Go, girl! picked by Maven 4 years ago
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