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July 5, 2007 | By Craig Donnelly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jockey Pablo Fragoso helped make yesterday's stake at Philadelphia Park one to remember when he misjudged the finish line on the turf route, costing his mount the victory. Fragoso was clear in the stretch aboard the 2-1 Meribel in the $100,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap and appeared a certain winner when he suddenly began to ease up on his filly just less than one-sixteenth of a mile before the finish. In the final yards, High Moment and J'ray surged past the front-runner.
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October 24, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Chicago Marathon winner Robert Cheruiyot is expected to fully recover after falling and hitting his head at the finish line, but doctors advised him to not run for 1 to 3 months. The 28-year-old Kenyan sustained a mild concussion, with some bleeding inside his skull, said Dr. Wesley Yapor, a Northwestern Memorial Hospital neurosurgeon. He added there was less blood on the surface of the brain in each of three successive CT scans. Cheruiyot also had a bruise to his scalp on the back of his head.
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November 24, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Kristina Hanrahan crossed the finish line, she turned to her boyfriend, Brad Verrico, who met her at the last mile and ran alongside to cheer her on. She gave him a kiss. "I wanted to say thank you for all his support," said Hanrahan, 43, of Kennett Square. She hadn't seen anything yet. Verrico, 46, also of Kennett Square, spun her around. There was her family and his, holding a sign: "Kristina, will you marry me?" Down on his knee he went, ring in hand. She broke into tears.
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September 9, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When Tony Marchionne crosses the finish line of the annual City to Shore bike ride, he becomes emotional. The applause of the people with multiple sclerosis, many of them in wheelchairs, gets him every time. And he knows other riders who have the same reaction. "The clients come out to thank us," Marchionne, 49, says softly, sitting in his Collingswood living room with his wife, Lisa. "It brings it all home. " Since 1980, the 150-mile, round-trip ride between Cherry Hill and Ocean City has raised $50 million for MS research and patient assistance.
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August 14, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ANOTHER MILESTONE in the $164 million SugarHouse casino expansion will be marked this morning with a "topping off" during which a large lighting fixture will be placed atop the seven-story parking garage that's currently under construction. But the event also signals that the 17-month-long project is headed into the home stretch. "Opening is scheduled for the very end of this year," SugarHouse general manager Wendy Hamilton told the Daily News earlier this week. "We will open 'silently' the last two weeks of December and then come out big in early January.
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April 27, 2008 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Columnist
For Baby Boomers familiar with ABC television's Wide World of Sports , the friendly-yet-serious voice of Jim McKay is forever ingrained. "The thrill of victory," he said, and the music turned dramatic and the footage showed a poor ski-jumper tumbling and somersaulting down a hill, "and the agony of defeat. " McKay's famous line has become so overused, but I couldn't get it out of my mind as Overbrook High senior Tajay Gibson resembled that unfortunate skier at the end of the Philadelphia Public League's 4x400 race during yesterday's 114th edition of the Penn Relays.
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June 3, 1992 | by Joe Berkery, Daily News Sports Writer
As Central's Korrey Henderson entered the final 100 meters of the 1,600- meter run, he trailed Overbrook's Anthony Carter by a couple of strides. About 50 feet from the finish, he switched into high gear and overtook Carter. He had just enough time before crossing the finish line to raise his arms in celebration. He then trotted to the infield, out of breath and smiling as his teammates cheered from the stands. "I was tired, but it felt real good," Henderson said shortly after the race.
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February 28, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: In spite of doing "everything right," my life just didn't work out the way I dreamed. I went to the best college and grad school, and though my job is very fulfilling, it doesn't pay that well. Also, I'm in my late 40s, but I never found the right guy, so I remain unmarried and childless. My best friend, on the other hand, has everything I ever wanted, even though on paper the cards seemed stacked against her. She went to a very small college with no reputation, has no master's degree, yet she makes at least twice my salary.
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April 23, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IF A PICTURE paints a thousand words, this was an American classic. A runner collapsed near the finish line of yesterday's Boston Marathon, not far from where the first bomb exploded last year. Wesley Lowery, a photographer for the Washington Post, tweeted pictures of what happened next. First one runner stopped to help. Then three more. Two lifted the exhausted runners by the legs, while the other two grabbed his arms. Together, the five crossed the finish line, prompting what Lowery called "the loudest cheer I've heard today.
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May 2, 2014 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer
MARKING THE 35th year of Philadelphia's largest race, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run will offer a chance for some 40,000 runners to cross the finish line on Sunday. The 10-mile race begins at Broad Street and West Fisher Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and will take runners past such landmarks as Temple University, City Hall, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Avenue of the Arts and the Philadelphia stadium complex before ending in the Navy Yard. The run will feature increased security for the second consecutive year due to the Boston Marathon bombings last April.
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April 22, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
It was an image that raced through social media on Monday: Two runners carrying a third toward the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 2 #BostonMarathon runners assist a fellow runner towards the finish line... ������ pic.twitter.com/6HFrJDHuGi — Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) April 18, 2016 Ari Ofsevit, suffering from heatstroke, had collapsed about 100 yards from the end. Jim Driscoll, of West Philadelphia, and another runner, Mitch Kies, from Texas, lifted Ofsevit from the pavement and draped his arms over their shoulders.
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February 28, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: In spite of doing "everything right," my life just didn't work out the way I dreamed. I went to the best college and grad school, and though my job is very fulfilling, it doesn't pay that well. Also, I'm in my late 40s, but I never found the right guy, so I remain unmarried and childless. My best friend, on the other hand, has everything I ever wanted, even though on paper the cards seemed stacked against her. She went to a very small college with no reputation, has no master's degree, yet she makes at least twice my salary.
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November 24, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Kristina Hanrahan crossed the finish line, she turned to her boyfriend, Brad Verrico, who met her at the last mile and ran alongside to cheer her on. She gave him a kiss. "I wanted to say thank you for all his support," said Hanrahan, 43, of Kennett Square. She hadn't seen anything yet. Verrico, 46, also of Kennett Square, spun her around. There was her family and his, holding a sign: "Kristina, will you marry me?" Down on his knee he went, ring in hand. She broke into tears.
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November 2, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since the music was loud and constant, the location Philadelphia, and the event the 2015 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, Tim Ritchie's question after crossing the finish line first Saturday morning made sense. "How come I never heard any Springsteen?" Ritchie asked after crossing the Museum of Art finish line with a Rocky-like jab. The 28-year-old Massachusetts resident never did find out. But winning the 13.1-mile race through Center City and along the autumn-colored banks of the Schuylkill provided an even more important answer.
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August 14, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ANOTHER MILESTONE in the $164 million SugarHouse casino expansion will be marked this morning with a "topping off" during which a large lighting fixture will be placed atop the seven-story parking garage that's currently under construction. But the event also signals that the 17-month-long project is headed into the home stretch. "Opening is scheduled for the very end of this year," SugarHouse general manager Wendy Hamilton told the Daily News earlier this week. "We will open 'silently' the last two weeks of December and then come out big in early January.
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June 30, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a familiar story Sunday in Fairmount Park at the Philadelphia TriRock Triathlon. Both the men's and women's champions from last year - Cameron Dye and Alicia Kaye, respectively - crossed the finish line first in the makeshift duathlon race. Event organizers said Saturday that the 1,500-meter swim of the Olympic Distance race would be cancelled due to unsafe conditions in the Schuylkill. Instead, the pros started the race in time-trial fashion, each athlete starting 20 seconds after the previous one. Both Dye, 31, and Kaye, 31, were the first participants out of the gate in their respective divisions, painting a target on their backs from the opening foghorn blast.
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June 24, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
Surrounded by a verdant canopy of trees, the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center sits about 500 meters behind the finish line of the Philadelphia TriRock Triathlon on Martin Luther King Drive. To the majority of the field, the building is little more than another landmark along the historic course. But to Katherine Rosenberg, 34, and John Stolz, 39, the building is a little more important: It will host their wedding just over eight hours after the duo competes in the sprint distance triathlon race on Saturday.
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June 9, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
For riders in the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, the Manayunk Wall is both an obstacle and an opportunity. The hill makes up the last 500 meters of the 12.3-mile circuit course before the finish line, but it is perhaps the most grueling portion of the course given its average incline grade of 17 percent. This year, both professional races were decided in the last 100 meters, with Team Caja Rural-Seguros' Carlos Barbero Cuesta crossing first for the men and Boels-Dolmans Cycling's Elizabeth Armistead taking the crown for the women.
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June 9, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
For more than 250 competitors from around the globe, the brutal uphill climb to the finish line of Sunday's Philadelphia International Cycling Classic along Manayunk's Levering Street remained, quite simply, the Wall. But for four not-as-ambitious friends who live along the steep incline, Levering Street meant something else on a postcard-perfect late spring morning. The Sofa. Squeezing their large gray couch out of their narrow rowhouse and onto the sidewalk was their athletic event of the day. Now, they drank from plastic cups as the racers - their names and their position in the field a mystery to them - whizzed by. "I think everyone's jealous of us," said a male couch Olympian, before complying with his friend's order to cut the interview short and not give their names.
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