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June 12, 1987 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
There we were, hunched over the dining-room table - a table topped with guidebooks, travel tips, brochures, fliers, coffee cups and the empty paper trays from a bag of Pepperidge Farm cookies - putting the finishing touches on the itinerary for a jam-packed weekend of theater, music, museums, dining, dancing, sightseeing, shopping and whatnot. We were ready. Ready for a weekend in New York, you say? Boston? Baltimore? Washington? Wrong, hoagie-breath. Ready for a cultural and culinary marathon in our own proverbial back yard, we were.
SPORTS
September 17, 2012
STANLEY BIWOTT won the Rock 'N' Roll half-marathon through the streets of Philadelphia on Sunday in a time of 1 hour, 1 second. Paul Lonyangata was second in 1:00:42, followed by Dathan Ritzenhein in 1:00:56. Sharon Cherop won the women's race in 1 hour, 7 minutes and 19 seconds. Mare Dibaba was second in 1:07:44, followed by Jemima Jelegat Sumgong in 1:08:37.  
NEWS
July 29, 1991 | By William H. Sokolic, Special to The Inquirer
Ray Schailey will take a leisurely excursion around Absecon Island on Sunday. But he won't see most of the sites that make Atlantic City famous. He may take in a handful of curious fish, though. Come 8 a.m., Schailey, from Woodbury, will jump in the water at Historic Gardner's Basin, and begin the World Championship Ocean Marathon Swim, known locally as the Around-the-Island Swim. For almost 10 hours, he and 24 other swimmers from more than a half-dozen countries will brave torturous inlet currents, choppy waves, unpredictable water temperatures, and mental and physical fatigue to compete in the 22 1/2-mile event.
NEWS
September 18, 1986 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
A mini-marathon will start off Main Line Week, the annual series of events sponsored by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and designed to promote the patronage of Main Line businesses. The 10-kilometer race, sponsored by Villanova University, will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at North Ithan Avenue on the Villanova campus. The entry fee is $5 if runners preregister at a local sporting goods store and $7 the day of the race. More than 100 events have been planned by local businesses and institutions for Main Line Week, which runs Sunday through Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2000 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
After Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard sang the last line of "The Official Ironman Rally Song," which talks about triggering a synapse "to free us from our traps," he looked around the Theatre of Living Arts with the smug air of a professor who'd just revealed a semester's worth of secrets. "That's what rock and roll is all about," he said as he downed another mouthful of beer and fingered what later became a tattered set list. In the course of Thursday's marathon performance, which started promisingly but ended as a sloppy, drunken mess, Pollard and his less-lubricated backing quartet surveyed lots of what rock and roll is about.
NEWS
November 28, 2007
THE PHILADELPHIA Marathon is a life-transforming event for even the most experienced athlete. For 35 runners, it was part of a much larger journey - a challenge that began transforming their lives long before the starting gun. They were among the youngest runners, and easy to spot. In royal blue, they were part of Students Run Philly Style - a unique program that uses marathon training as a catalyst for changing lives and helping some of the city's most disadvantaged teens go further in life.
SPORTS
July 13, 2012
Temple and three other Atlantic Ten schools will participate in the 2012 ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon on Nov. 13, the network announced on Wednesday. The Owls, Butler, Massachusetts, and Xavier will all play in the 24-hour slate of games. Massachusetts will be the first A-10 team to tip-off in the marathon, hosting in-state rival Harvard at 10 a.m. Temple will immediately follow, playing at Kent State at noon. Butler, in its first season in the Atlantic Ten, will play at Xavier at 4 p.m., but that game will be counted as a nonconference game.
SPORTS
February 28, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
A mother of two from Alaska who does the majority of her training indoors on a treadmill stunned America's best female marathoners by winning the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Saturday in a personal-best time of 2 hours, 33 minutes, 31 seconds. Little-known Christine Clark, seeded 22nd in the field of 171, reeled in Anne Marie Lauck at the 20-mile mark, built a 20-second lead over the next mile and cruised to her biggest marathon win ever. Clark's time was a remarkable seven minutes faster than she had ever run. "I was in shock when I caught Anne Marie," said Clark, who qualified for the trials with a less-than-elite time of 2:40:38.
NEWS
September 12, 1990 | By Louise Harbach, Special to The Inquirer
The calendar may show that it's September 1990, but the look along Moorestown's Main Street on Sunday was that of a bygone era when men, dressed in top hats and morning coats, and women, wearing long skirts and hats with flowers and bows, took out the family carriage and went for a Sunday ride. With hooves and carriage wheels beating time to a different era, the horses and their drivers were out for a carriage marathon, a five-mile saunter through Moorestown streets that ended with a gambler's choice - an obstacle course - in the center ring of the Moorestown Horse Show.
NEWS
August 5, 1991 | By Sandra Sardella, Special to The Inquirer
Choppy water, coastal debris and stinging jellyfish are known to make ocean marathons less than pleasant for swimmers. But for Shelly Taylor Smith of Perth, Australia - who yesterday cruised through a 22.5-mile course around Absecon Island in record time - the ocean was "great fun. " Her muscular frame powered through the Brigantine Inlet, passing Harrah's Casino/Hotel Atlantic City and crossing the finish line at Gardner's Basin to make her...
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NEWS
September 21, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Negotiators for Pennsylvania state universities' faculty union and administration are in marathon talks, trying to avert the first strike in the history of the 105,000-student system. They met Friday, Sunday, and Monday and are scheduled to be back at the table Tuesday and Wednesday. "If it takes meeting every single day until we reach an agreement, we're committed to doing that," said Kenn Marshall, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Both faculty and coaches, by a vast majority, have authorized the union's negotiating committee to call a strike at the 14 state universities if necessary.
NEWS
May 14, 2016
Rain drenched but didn't dampen enthusiasm for last week's 36th Broad Street Run, with nearly 40,000 participants thought to have joined the soggy jog. The 10-miler's runaway success has been in increasingly dramatic contrast to the Philadelphia Marathon, which has been content with a leisurely stroll by comparison. Fortunately, the Kenney administration has begun to correct the flaws that have reduced the latter race to a distant second. As the latest Broad Street Run neared, the city announced that the Philadelphia Marathon's operations would be ceded by the Office of the City Representative - a political appointee with a host of ceremonial, marketing, and special-events duties - to a more logical and experienced agency, the Parks and Recreation Department.
SPORTS
May 1, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Marathon and half marathon will be run on different days, creating a race weekend in November, organizers announced Friday. In the past, the half marathon and marathon were run together. This year, the half marathon will take place on Nov. 19 and the full marathon will be run the next day. "This will give the opportunity to increase both races and give both their full justice," new race director Jim Marino said in a telephone interview. "Everybody could be part of the marathon experience without it being as crowded.
NEWS
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.
TRAVEL
April 11, 2016
Protective apparel had better be more functional than fashionable if it's to travel with me. In the case of the ever-useful windbreaker, that means lightweight, efficiently insulated for serious chill resistance, but also breathable, and equipped with at least one sturdy zippered pocket for my cellphone and other small essentials. I want a bright color, too, for maximum visibility outdoors and in my luggage. The designers at Ultimate Direction, an athletic-gear manufacturer, happily take the same view.
SPORTS
January 17, 2016 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Kyle Dawson's first marathon will be a big one. On Feb. 13, he is to run in the Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles. The top three male and female runners are to go on to represent the United States this summer in the Rio 2016 Olympics. "I've been working towards this goal for a while and to finally achieve it is pretty incredible," he said of qualifying for the opportunity to try out for an Olympic team. Dawson, 27, is from Coatesville and ran for Penn State. Since graduating in 2012, he's run for the Bryn Mawr Running Company, but he didn't set his sights on the marathon.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Is a scheduled binge really a binge at all? In an effort to replicate the coveted Netflix model, TBS is playing of all of Angie Tribeca - the new Rashida Jones-starring comedy created by Steve and Nancy Carrell - in a marathon format. For 25 commercial-free hours on Sunday and Monday, TBS will run the first 10 episodes of Angie Tribeca back to back to back. TBS isn't the first network that has tried to adapt the binge-watching model to cable. But no one has been particularly successful at it yet. And Angie Tribeca is a weird choice for TBS to use as a test case.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News
BOLSHOI BABYLON 9 tonight, HBO No wonder ballet movies tend to be dark. In a week dominated by Christmas programming, we get this sugarplum-fairy-free documentary, which looks at Russia's celebrated ballet in the wake of an acid attack on ballet director Sergei Filin. Prima ballerina Maria Alexandrova (pictured) is just one of the dancers whose workplace is apparently not as beautiful as the audience might imagine, although you'd have to read between the subtitles to know for sure what's going on. THE I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 8 p.m. Wednesday, CBS3 The Christmas and famous "Vitameatavegamin" episodes have been colorized and combined.
NEWS
November 24, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
ONE MAN was running his 64th marathon, the other was running his first since he got a prosthetic leg. For both, finishing yesterday's Philadelphia Marathon was an achievement. When William Reynolds' son Malachi, 6, rode his bike for the first time this summer, the father of four ran at his side. And that would not have been possible the previous summer. Reynolds' story, like the legend surrounding the 26.2-mile races called marathons - a messenger ran from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce the defeat of the Persians in 490 B.C. - involves a war. It's been more than a decade since an IED gravely wounded the Army vet outside Baghdad, leaving his left leg a few inches shorter than the other and with greatly restricted movement after more than 20 surgeries to restore blood flow.
NEWS
November 23, 2015 | By Jack Tomczuk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon is expected to bring 25,000 runners and 60,000 spectators to Center City, West Philadelphia, Fairmount, East Falls, and Manayunk. The competition begins at 6:57 a.m., when participants with wheelchairs and handcycles will be allowed to start the race, but roads will be closed earlier. The winding 26.2-mile route starts and concludes at 22d Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Starting at 3 a.m., officials will shut down streets along the marathon route, including the entire length of the Parkway, and parts of Martin Luther King Drive, Kelly Drive, 18th through 22d Streets, Columbus Boulevard, South Street, Chestnut Street, 34th Street, Ridge Avenue, and the 22d and 23d Street off-ramps of the Vine Street Expressway.
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