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The Warmup Lap | February 23, 2012 - Running Is Fun!

It's time for your daily dose of running links. Take it away, boys!

Want to run at Olympic track? Then be quick!
Keen runners and athletes have just a few days left to be entered into a ballot to be in with a chance of running the 100m sprint on the official Olympic track, according to Cambridge News (UK).

Vehicles vs. Runners: Dealing With the Dangers of Road Running - Stride Nation
In a collusion between a runner (or cyclist) and a vehicle, the vehicle will always win. Stride Nation takes a look at roadway dangers to endurance athletes and steps you can take to prevent them.

Farragut veterinarian suffers heat attack in S.C. marathon » Knoxville News Sentinel
Local veterinarian Alan Gassel has been running marathons for 20 years. He knows that hard work, endurance and a strong will are needed to finish a 26.2-mile race.

Talks Of 2012 Ironman World Championship Being Aired Live (Thanks, Lance!) - Stride Nation
Great news for people who love watching Ironman races on television (I assume there are others?): There are discussions between the World Triathlon Corporation and NBC about airing part of the 2012 Ironman World Championship LIVE from Hawaii.

Ann Arbor marathon set to take place in June
What's believed to be Ann Arbor's first-ever marathon is set to happen on June 17, and money raised from the event will support local schools.

Kenya to hold Olympic distance trials in US - SuperSport - Athletics
Athletics Kenya confirmed on Thursday they will hold the men's and women's 5 000m and 10 000m team selections for the 2012 London Olympics at the Prefontaine Classic in the US in June.