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The Warmup Lap | 5.2.12 - The Running Jockey, The B.A.A. 10k And Vitamins

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With the 2012 Kentucky Derby this weekend, it seems appropriate to lead today's links with this video of Alex Solis, a jockey who has been a runner his whole life, and even used it to help rehab form a terrifying riding injury.

Hit the jump for some Internet hyperlinks about running, including information about the B.A.A. 10k and a tweet from Ryan Hall we can probably all relate to.

Registration for the second annual B.A.A. 10K opens on Wednesday, May 2 -- TODAY! -- at 10:00 a.m. ET -- Here's your link to get to the registration page. The race is June 24, and takes runners through the Back Bay section of Boston.

40 Marathons In 40 Days in Attempt to Run Circumference of Lake Michigan to Battle Cancer

In an attempt to become the first person to run the circumference of Lake Michigan, the world's sixth largest lake, Steve Cannon of Clive, Iowa, will embark from Chicago's Navy Pier at 9 a.m., Sunday, May 27 in what will amount to the equivalent of 40 marathons in 40 days ... a journey of 1,037 miles through four states.

He is aiming to raise $250,000 on behalf of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

3 reasons to reconsider vitamin pills - The Globe and Mail

Alex Hutchinson, he of Sweat Science, takes a lot at vitamins, and three reasons why we might want to reconsider if we should be taking them:

  • Are those vitamins doing more harm than good?
  • Vote: Do you take daily vitamins?
  • Multivitamins linked to earlier death, study finds

Quick Preview of What to Read in the New Issue of Runner's World

5 Weeks to Your First or Fastest 5-K + Eat Vegan and Run, by Scott Jurek + Destination Races: All You Need to Know + Tribute to Caballo Blanco + 4, and more.

Brief Chat: Dathan Ritzenhein's Decisions

Crawlin Crab Half Marathon -- Hey, it's a new half marathon (and 5k) in Hampton, Virginia!

And let's end things with a tweet: