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The Warmup Lap | 5.4.12 - Lance Armstrong Heads To St. Croix

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It's another busy race weekend (though, I guess from now until like, December, that's probably going to be the case) and most attention will likely be directed toward St. Croix. Why? Because that's where Lance Armstrong is, racing in the Ironman 70.3 on Sunday.

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There's visual proof of Armstrong training! That's him on "The Beast," a 25-percent grade climb on the bike course in St. Croix.

Good luck with alllll of that!

Onto the links!

St. Croix Ironman 70.3 Preview

The "Beauty & The Beast," as it was dubbed in 1988, is arguably one of - if not the - toughest 70.3 courses in the world.

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Pretty cool contest here: In 359 words or less, tell the story of your most memorable mile and explain why. Winner gets a Bring Back The Mile 4 VIP membership package.

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Some safety tips to keep in mind while running, from sports blogging and running enthusiast Jelisa Castrodale.

Samson completes 52.4-mile run down coast | MLB.com: News

Missed this last week, but David Samson, the Marlins president, ran 52.4 miles (equivalent of back-to-back marathons) Friday to honor the workers who built Marlins Park, and raised $550,000 for 10 charities in the process.