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The Warmup Lap | 4.26.12 - Thursday Running News and Notes

Here's your news and notes for April 26.

Marathon runner's death inspires $1M in donations
The 30-year-old Englishwoman collapsed near the end of the 26.2-mile course near Buckingham Palace and died. The outpouring of generosity has come from about 60,000 people.

On the Run: Locals battled brutal Boston Marathon | The Poughkeepsie Journal | poughkeepsiejournal.com
The two-word phrase that comes to mind in recalling the 2012 Boston Marathon is this: Damage control.

World marathon record-holder Patrick Makau left off Kenya Olympic team - The Washington Post
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya left world record-holder Patrick Makau off its Olympic marathon team on Wednesday as distance running’s dominant country cut a bunch of world-class athletes from its group for London.

More Evidence Favoring Shorter Stride | News
A new study adds to growing evidence that a slightly shorter stride is more economical for many runners.

Lance Armstrong Plans To Race Ironman 70.3 St. Croix
Lance Armstrong has added another race to his schedule in his quest to qualify for October's Ironman World Championship.

Mile posts: Iowan reaches exclusive 50 states marathon goal | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs
The Hawaii marathon ended his 25-year quest to complete the goal. Scott’s first marathon, the 1987 Drake Relays Marathon, came as kind of a lark.

Miami Marlins president David Samson to run double marathon for charity - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

Few people can finish a single marathon. The baseball team’s president, David Samson, will try to complete what amounts to two of them back-to-back on Friday.