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Can Oakland Go the Distance? After 25 Years, a Marathon Returnsnew

the Oakland Running Festival is scheduled for the weekend of March 26-28 and will include the first road marathon to be held in Oakland in more than 25 years. The event returns with an eye-popping new route and a menu of race choices.
East Bay Express  |  Dan Schoenholz  |  03-17-2010  |  Sports

The World's Best Distance Runners are from East Africa, but They Train in Santa Fenew

Since 2002, 20 runners from around the world have paid nearly $1,000 to train for a week in the high, dry air of Santa Fe, at the beginning of each August, at Dr. Jon Woo's high-altitude running school, Camp Marafiki.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Charles Bethea  |  01-08-2009  |  Sports

Run, Josh, Runnew

SN&R writer Josh Fernandez trains through a lifetime of addiction.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Josh Fernandez  |  12-03-2008  |  Culture

Tony Krupicka Takes Ultrarunning to New Extremesnew

He ran his first marathon when he was twelve, and has since racked up close to 40,000 miles, all of it meticulously recorded in his journals or his blog. Last year he ran 5,412 miles, for an average of 104 miles a week -- but that's not quite right, since he was sidelined for almost five months of 2007 with two major injuries.
Westword  |  Alan Prendergast  |  04-14-2008  |  Sports

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