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The Warmup Lap | 3.9.12 - YouTube, NBC Partner-Up To Live-Stream 2012 Olympics

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Mar 7, 2012; London, UNITED KINGDOM; General view of an opening ceremonies countdown clock at the 2012 London Olympics store in Terminal 5 of the Heathrow Airport. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 7, 2012; London, UNITED KINGDOM; General view of an opening ceremonies countdown clock at the 2012 London Olympics store in Terminal 5 of the Heathrow Airport. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

How about some Olympic news to start this Friday morning?

NBC To Stream Every Second Of The Olympics, Lose Viewers From 1982
"According to NBC, you’ll be able to see every single event live on NBCOlympics.com, which will roughly add up to 3,000 hours of coverage." So long, tape delay. What? No, I'm not crying ... it's just, uh, allergies, ya know?

Half-Marathon in the Olympics? | Head to Head Debates

Should the half-marathon distance be part of the Olympics? Neil Amdur, former sports editor of the New York Times, and Dick Patrick, former Olympic writer for USA Today, debate the idea.

Nike+ FuelBand review | The Verge
Our friends at The Verge, Vox Media's tech site, offer a very thorough review of the new Nike+ FuelBand.

It’s a sleek wristband that uses a tri-axis accelerometer to keep track of the steps you’re taking, the calories you’re burning, and most importantly, how much NikeFuel you’re accumulating. A wholly new metric that Nike claims can measure all of your daily physical activities, Fuel is the core element of the new wristband, and will soon be a key feature across Nike’s entire product line.

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Sore Achilles? Things have to get worse in order to get better - The Globe and Mail
A new study confirms that painful exercises help repair Achilles tendons – the key is convincing patients

Study: Pre-Run Static Stretching Bad Idea | News
More evidence supporting what has been known for a bit now: Static stretching before you run "reduces power, strength and explosive performance." Stick with an "active warmup."

Ryan Hall Has Plantar Fasciitis | News
The Olympic marathoner has been dealing with the injury since November.