Thursday, February 5, 2009

things and stuff

Good news from Duluth:
"Participants in Grandma’s Marathon’s races this June will once again be allowed to use headphones, race officials have announced.

USA Track & Field (USATF) recently amended rule 144.3(f) effectively lifting its previously imposed ban on headphones and other music devices. USATF is the governing body for long distance running events in the United States."

Start working on those marathon playlists, people.

In other marathon-ish news, B.J. Van Beusekom from Brooklyn Center celebrated his 30th birthday by running on a treadmill for 24 straight hours, covering 80 miles. I celebrated my 30th birthday by going to Buster's on 28th Ave for a bison burger and 3 pints of Surly Furious.

B.J. wins.

And in totally crazy news, there were 8 running finishers in the Arrowhead Ultra Marathon this year. 135 miles. In Northern Minnesota. On foot.


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