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The Warmup Lap | 6.7.12 - One Mile Sprint In Pitt Pays A Cool $4,000

Some neat story bits for your cup o' coffee. We start with a one mile sprint-off that pays some serious cash to the male and female winners. Just to qualify, you need to be able to run a mile in less than 4:17. That's all of us, right?

Marathon to give runners a shorter challenge - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The organizers of the Pittsburgh Marathon announced plans Wednesday for the GNC Liberty Mile, a one-mile road race Aug. 17. The race will have a $25,000 purse, making it the third-largest one-mile race in the country. The male and female winners will each take home $4,000.

Marathon enthusiasts sprinting to West Coast
Running enthusiasts across the globe are setting course for the West Coast to participate in Ucluelet's annual Edge to Edge Marathon this weekend.

When a Race for Women Was 'Crazy' - WSJ.com
Jacqueline Dixon was a 17-year-old high-school student when she won the inaugural Crazylegs Mini Marathon in 1972, which was billed as the country's first road race for women.

Running on fumes: 1,000 miles later, blistered N.J. man completes mega-marathon for Parkinson's research | NJ.com
His left knee is acting up. Tendinitis is flaring. The blisters have developed blisters. He’s lost 20, maybe 25 pounds. James Mangini III has been beating up his 32-year-old body since he left North Charleston, S.C., on May 7, on a 1,000-mile run.

Desiree Davila talks Olympic marathon, baseball, whiskey – USATODAY.com
Desiree Davila will race in the New York Road Runners' Mini 10K on Saturday. Finishing second in Boston last year changed her life.