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Race news ...

A wrong turn has big effect on men’s half marathon course record | Miami Herald

Tesfaye Sendeku Alemayehu was en route to shattering the half marathon time until following the marathoners’ course.

He followed the marathon pace vehicle at the 12.8 mark, on track for an easy course record. What an awful mistake.

Risa Shigetomo sets sights on London | Sky Sports Olympics
A 2:23:23 in preparation for London for Shigetomo.

Tinker Bells Toll Over Anaheim | RunCompetitor

From the Gear Department ...

What I wear: Cold weather running | DC Rainmaker
Be sure to also check out Denny's rundown on this subject.

From the "You Had Me At Freezing Mud" Department ...

Tough Guy 2012 | The Atlantic

Every year, thousands of men and women tackle the course, which is described on the Tough Guy website as eight country miles filled with freezing mud and "barbed wire, cuts, scrapes, burns, dehydration, hypothermia, acrophobia, claustrophobia, electric shocks, sprains, twists, joint dislocation and broken bones."

On the interesting subject of training nutrition ...

Race Nutrition Starts Before Race Day | Train With Tempo

Pre Race/Training Nutrition | Running on the White Line

The sun's placebo effect ...

Does heat slow you down if you don’t know it’s hot? | Sweat Science

Miscellaneous ...

This is what three years of 3M Half Marathons look like | 5Ks and Cabernets

A Bicycle-Mounted LeBron James Photobombed The Miami Marathon | Deadspin
Kobe would have taken a chopper. Just saying.

Lessons from the Biggest Badass Since Chuck Norris | Men's Health News
Jens Voight is a cyclist, but man, he is a badass.