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The Warmup Lap | 5.21.12 - When a Second (or Eleven) Gets You $3000, Lance, B2B, and Beets

Kenyans win Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, event sees 20,000 for 1st time in 35-year history |

Yesterday's Cleveland Marathon was the largest in the event's history (marathon entries are ever-increasing, remember). It's a flat, easy course (most of Northern Ohio is pancake flat), amenable to fast times. Beyond being fast in general, the course was mighty kind to its two winners yesterday, both of whom finished *just* under the prize-doubling threshold. Pretty wild.

Abraham Kogo, 31, from Kenya, was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 2:19:59. Kogo took the lead at mile 21. Among the women, Mary Akor, 35, of Hawthorne, Calif., took first with a time of 2:39:49.

Kogo and Akor won $3,000, while collecting an additional $3,000 bonus for finishing under 2:20:00 and 2:40:00, respectively.

Akor was under the cutoff by eleven seconds. Kogo broke the threshold by a second. Time is money, etc.

For the Love of Brooklyn! | NYRR

A race recap and some really cool photo sets are available at the NYRR's website. Be sure to check out Cory's recap as well -- he ran good in his first half-marathon.

Lance Armstrong Wins Ironman 70.3 Florida | Stride Nation

Sounds like Lance has finally figured out in-race nutrition with respect to the running portion of his 70.3 races. In-race nutrition is tricky.

Bay To Breakers Results: Sammy Kitwara, Mamitu Daska Win 101st Running | Stride Nation

There aren't a whole lot of races that have actually made my 'Bucket List', but B2B is definitely one of them.

Is Too Much Beet Juice Bad for Your Blood Pressure? | Sweat Science

Inquiring Schrutes want to know.