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Episode 17: They Go Up

February 5, 2011

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  • This happened a bit ago, but we just found out about it. A local 50+ sprinter was busted by the IAAF for doping; two-year suspension.
  • Registration for Brooklyn Half is tomorrow at Noon. NYRR still doesn’t know when the race itself begins though. It’s been posted at 9:30 and 7. Now it’s “TBD.” I’ve asked NYRR about it; no response yet. Club runners are warned to enter because NYRR may be difficult about late entries although it’s a club race.
  • Brenn: Bernard Lagat going for 2-mile record in Armory.
  • Julie published a piece in the on-line edition of Running Times on cross-training. Not your typical stuff. And Joe will be on RunnersRoundTable on Wednesday on this very subject.
  • Frank and Steve spoke of the PPTC’s Cherry Tree 10-miler and 10-mile relay on Feb. 20. It’s the same day as the Taconic RR’s Freezer 5-miler at FDR Park in northern Westchester.
  • And Steve will be on a panel on Social Media with NYRR’s Sean Haubert on Thursday at 4 at the JackRabbit store on 14th Street, moderated by Karla Bruning.

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The main topic: The Empire State Building Run-Up, which Amy ran.

  • She tells us her story.
  • And we talk about other stair-climb races, including what was the Nike Run the Rock but not has become a charity-centric event at 30 Rock.
  • Winner of the movie contest: Kevin Kenny identified “They go up”: It’s from “Ghostbusters.”
Other Races:
  • Julie, Ari, and Frank ran NYRR’s Gridiron Classic 4-miler in Central Park
  • First-timer participant Russ ran the Mid-Hudson 5-miler in Wappinger Falls.

Moment of Zen: Steve and his dog.

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