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The Warmup Lap | 3.19.12 - Recovery Day

It was a weekend of races and revelry as we marked St. Patrick's Day and moved toward the start of spring this week. Runners across the country faced blustery winds, hail and hypothermia in their various contests like Mr. Brian Lampe in New York shown above. Here's a rundown of some of those races.

New York City Half-Marathon

NYC Half Results: Peter Kirui, Firehiwot Dado Claim Victory - Stride Nation

NYC Half-Marathon provides 'benchmark' for Olympic hopefuls - Olympics Blog - ESPN

Half Marathon, Full Turnout - WSJ.com

Taipei Expressway Marathon

Kenyan Joel Kiplimo Kemboi sets record in Taiwan - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Los Angeles Marathon

Fatuma Sado crosses finish line first in dry, blustery L.A. Marathon - latimes.com

Rain free LA Marathon tests runners' endurance - Press-Telegram

Atlanta Marathon

Locals shine at Atlanta marathon - Rome News-Tribune

Modesto Marathon

Modesto marathon winner overcomes pain, two-time champ - Sports - Modbee.com

Army captain emerges from fog to win Quintiles marathon | StarNewsOnline.com

Tiny Proportion Of Americans Practice Seven Heart Healthy Habits - Medical News Today

Pittsfield native will run Boston Marathon in combat gear to help veterans. - Berkshire Eagle Online

Pittsfield native Tyler Cowan, who attends Syracuse University, will be participating in the Boston Marathon in April with his fellow Army ROTC members. But while other runners wear as little as possible to cut down on weight during the 26.2-mile trek, Cowan and the other cadets will be in combat gear and lugging 40-pound packs in order to raise money and awareness for an organization that helps wounded veterans reintegrate into civilian life.