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Vibram settles class action lawsuit

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"Vibram expressly denied and continues to deny any wrongdoing alleged in the Actions, and neither admits nor concedes any actual or potential fault, wrongdoing or liability."

Remember how Vibram shoes were supposed to make everyone better runners? Turns out, not so much.

"Vibram will deposit $3.75 million into an escrow account and those funds will be distributed to those valid class members who purchased a pair of Vibram FiveFingers between March 21, 2009 and the date of the first dissemination of summary settlement notice or class notice, whichever is earlier. FiveFingers will award up to a maximum of $94 per pair, though the agreement acknowledges that based on similar settlements it is reasonable for class members to expect to receive between $20 and $50 per pair."

Marine Corps Marathon still on as planned in midst of government shutdown

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"The expectation is that runners will remain faithful to their training and the MCM will continue to plan diligently for an amazing MCM Weekend."

B.A.A. 10K sells out in record time

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Registration for the Third B.A.A. 10K closed May 8 at 11:15 p.m. ET when the field size maximum was reached (6500 entrants). Thank you for all of the support, especially those who ran on April 15 and are coming back for this event (the 10K) on June 23. With registration complete in approximately 13 hours, we are grateful to the running community and locals who entered the race. Boston Strong! Boston Stands As One!

B.A.A.'s Facebook page

Moment of Silence at 2:50 p.m. ET on Monday Afternoon

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"Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Governor Deval L. Patrick, and One Fund Boston are calling upon Boston and all communities across the Commonwealth to join together in a Moment of Silence on Monday afternoon, exactly one week following the Boston Marathon bombings. The minute of silence will take place at 2:50 p.m. ET to honor the victims of the attacks and their families. It will be followed by the ringing of bells throughout Boston and the Commonwealth."

Boston Marathon Facebook page

'Bet on it!'

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"And this time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run harder than ever, to cheer even louder for the 118th Boston Marathon. Bet on it!"

President Obama

So Boston sank to grief

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Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, ...--Robert Frost, "Nothing Gold Can Stay" All running races must sink. The anticipation morphs into a memory; the roads re-open to cars; the blue-and-yellow jackets disperse. But it shouldn’t sink like that. Not at a marathon. Not at The Marathon. So Boston sank to grief

'Boston is strong. Boston is resilient.'

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Boston is strong. Boston is resilient. Boston is our home. And Boston has made us enormously proud in the past 24 hours. The Boston Marathon is a deeply held tradition – an integral part of the fabric and history of our community. We are committed to continuing that tradition with the running of the 118th Boston Marathon in 2014.

Statement from Thomas Grilk, Executive Director of the Boston Athletic Association Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My Response? Lace up

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Beyond supporting CAF, what is it I can actually do? I can’t find the perps. I can’t fight a war. I can’t change geopolitics, or gun politics, or religious mania, or whatever it is that is behind the unfathomable act committed. But I can run. I can enter. I can show up. We aren’t going to have fewer people at our marathons and triathlons as a result of yesterday. We’re going to have more. Because that’s our show of defiance. Once we, as a nation, recover from our shock, we’re going to lace up. And, if I still have some anger to burn off, I cannot imagine a more appropriate way.

Slowtwitch

Statement from the Boston Athletic Association

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The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by todays events. Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance. We can confirm that all of the remaining runners who were out on the course when the tragic events unfolded have been returned to a community meeting area. At this time, runners bags in Boston which remain unclaimed may be picked up by runners presenting their bib number or proof of race participation at the Castle, at 101 Arlington Street, in Boston. At this time, we are cooperating with the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law enforcement officials. We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us today.

The Boston Marathon's facebook page

Eric Orton, world-famous coach from 'Born To Run,' chats at SB Nation

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"I think hydration and fueing methods have hurt athletes and we will see a swing back to minumal fueling and hydration."

SB Nation Chats with Eric Orton, world-renowned running coach