Honesty of the long-distance runner - Is winning all that counts? Spanish athlete Iván Fernández Anaya was running second, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai who mistakenly pull up before the finish, thinking he had already crossed the line. Anaya quickly caught up with him, guided the Kenyan to the line and let him cross first.
Running's little encouragements for the new year - "For every uphill, there is a downhill", "Respect slow runners; it's harder to run slower because it takes longer", "Don't criticize volunteers; they make the race possible". These and many more witty adages will help you start the new year with a positive attitude.
Patron saints of shoemakers - A patron saint is a saint who is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person. Patron saints, because they have already transcended to the metaphysical, are able to intercede effectively for the needs of their special charges. Here is a list of patron saints of shoemakers runners could refer to when asking for an intercession.
Running shoe fetish may lead to prison term - It has long been said that Imelda Marcos had the world cornered on the record number of shoes accumulated over a lifetime. But after the discovery of four storage garages full of old running shoes she may have to take a back seat to an obsessed ultramarathoner, arrested Monday after he attempted to smuggle in a truck bed full of stolen running shoes.