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GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 11:  Dougall Allan races in the Individual One Day event during the 2012 Speights Coast to Coast on February 11, 2012 in Greymouth, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 11: Dougall Allan races in the Individual One Day event during the 2012 Speights Coast to Coast on February 11, 2012 in Greymouth, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
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Husband and wife claim New Zealand coast-to-coast race titles | New Zealand Herald

Richard Ussher won his fifth Speight’s Coast to Coast ‘Longest Day’ race with a time of 11hr: 33min: 24sec. The race from one coast of New Zealand's to the other covers 254kms including 140kms of cycling, 36kms of mountain running and 67kms of kayaking. Ussher's wife, Elina, won the women's division.

Docherty And Naeth Win Ironman 70.3 Panamá, Armstrong Finishes Second | Competitor.com

New Zealand's Bevan Docherty and Canada's Angela Naeth took the victories at Sunday's Ironman 70.3 Panamá triathlon. Lance Armstrong finished second in his first pro race back on the triathlon circuit.

Cupid's Undie Run a soaring success | The Daily Caller

Hundreds turned out in their underwear on Saturday to go on a nearly-naked run for the Children's Tumor Fund in six US cities; New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Cincinnati and Washington DC. Slightly NSFW pics can be found here (Washington) and here (Seattle) and here (Denver) and here (Atlanta).

Kennedy Kemei wins 26.2 with Donna Finish Breast Cancer Marathon | firstcoastnews.com

Michael Wardian wins Mercedes Marathon with runaway victory | WBRC Fox 6

8,200 runners beat the cold in the inaugural St. Pete half-marathon | TBO.com

Beer Chasers Winter Beer Mile won in 10:06 drinking Coors | Beermile.com

Meet Chrissie Wellington, the world's fittest woman | Health & Beauty

A feature of the British Triathlete and four time World Ironman Champion. Her training regimen includes six hour workouts every day of the week which requires her to consume between 4,000 and 8,000 calories a day.

Paralysed rider aims for London marathon with robot legs | Telegraph

A leading horse rider who was left paralysed from the waist down after falling during a competition is to take part in the London marathon using a new robot skeleton that is allowing her to walk again.

Marathon runners honoring local legend John Kelly | The Norwich Bulletin

John Kelly won the Boston Marathon in 1957 and finished second five times. He passed away last year and now a group of runners in the Connecticut town where he lived are raising funds for a sculpture in his honor.
Geoff Hollister, one of the "Men of Oregon" while running for University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman and one of Nike's first employees, died last week. He was 66

Injured boomers beware: Know when to see doctor | Wall Street Journal

Even among the fittest baby boomers, aging bodies just aren't as nimble as young ones, and they're more prone to minor damage that can turn serious if ignored or denied. But not every twist or turn needs medical attention, and knowing when it's OK to self-treat pays off in the long run, in dollars and in health.

Exercise Increasingly Recommended By Doctors, CDC | Medical News Today

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that in 2010, about one in three adults (32.4%) who had seen a doctor or health professional in the past year had been advised to take up or continue exercise or physical activity. This is more than 40% increase since 2000, when the figure was less than one in four (22.6%) adults.

How to tell if you're too sick to run | The Vancouver Sun

Komen backlash leaves Race for the Cure scrambling to limit damage | guardian.co.uk

More women joining field at Myrtle Beach marathon | TheSunNews.com

New owner for SLC Marathon? It might not save 2012 race | The Salt Lake Tribune

Ottawa jogger sues blind Olympic athletes for running over her | Calgary Herald