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November 25, 2001 | By Josh Egerman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Cherokee cross-country runner Marc Pelerin completed the 3.1-mile course at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y., in 15 minutes, 40 seconds yesterday to finish sixth in the Foot Locker Northeast Regional Championships. The finish enabled the senior to qualify for the national meet Dec. 8 in Orlando, Fla. Last year, Pelerin missed qualifying by a half-second. Runners from 11 states and Washington, D.C., competed yesterday. The top eight finishers advanced to nationals, which will feature just 32 runners.
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March 4, 1991 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
Stacy Robinson had the nerve to think she actually had a chance to beat Amy Rudolph of Kane (McKean County) in the 1,000-yard race at Saturday's state indoor-track championship meet. "I always think I can win, no matter what," said the Phoenixville junior, who started running track for the first time just four months ago. "I've always been competitive. " In Rudolph, Robinson faced an opponent of national stature. The Kane runner won the state cross-country championship in the fall and had the nation's best time this winter in the 1,000 - 2 minutes, 37.4 seconds - heading into Saturday's meet.
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October 4, 1991 | By Doug Hadden, Special to The Inquirer
Gloucester Catholic coach Browning Ross was preparing his team for a dual meet against Bishop Eustace on Tuesday afternoon when his star runner, Ted Callinan, brought him bad news. "Before the meet," Ross said, "he said his hip was killing him. Then, right before the race, he came to me and said he was going to go out and run hard. " The confused Ross watched as Callinan showed no ill effects from a sore hip and ran the New Brooklyn Park course in Sicklerville in 15 minutes, 15 seconds - 35 seconds faster than he had run the same course a week earlier and 90 seconds faster than his closest pursuer.
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September 26, 2002 | By Josh Egerman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
No matter how strong she feels, Katie Van Horn will not go to the starting line without a small brace on her right knee anytime soon. "My mom's like, 'I could see you all the way over there. Wear it every week,' " said Van Horn, a Triton sophomore. "Now I'll wear it so people can pick me out. " Spotting her on the course may not be that difficult. If her first major cross-country meet is any indication, Van Horn, who says she usually does not wear the brace when she trains, will be one of the girls at the front.
NEWS
September 21, 1992 | By Steve Wartenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Karen Hauck of Bishop Shanahan took advantage of the ups and downs of the cross-country course at the Briarwood Classic at Belmont Plateau (Fairmount Park) to win the big-school race in 20 minutes, 4 seconds Saturday. "I just kind of went out and tried to stay with the lead pack," Hauck said. At the mile mark, Council Rock's Kristin Williams and North Penn's Jenae Strader took the lead going up the very long and steep Parachute Hill. But Hauck caught them on the way down and pulled away on another long downhill section of the race.
NEWS
January 21, 1991 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
While others tense up at the start of a race, Cheltenham's Kate Dempsey takes it easy. A standout in track for the last two years, the senior is also a backup guard for the Panthers basketball team. She is running indoor track again this winter but concedes that it is more for fun than glory. "I'm just sort of running indoors to build a foundation for the outdoor season," she said. "This way, it's a little bit more relaxed and more fun. " But taking it easy for Dempsey is better than full speed ahead for most runners.
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August 25, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jon Drummond was disqualified from his quarterfinal heat in the men's 100-meter heat at the World Track Championships in Saint-Denis, France, yesterday when he became the second runner in the group to commit a false start. The heats were thrown into chaos when Drummond, who attended Philadelphia's Overbrook High School, refused to leave the track after his disqualification. He lay on his back on the track for several minutes, saying, "I didn't move, I didn't move," as race officials tried to get him to leave.
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October 10, 1991 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lansdale Catholic cross-country coach Steve Probert has a problem with his star senior, Mark desGarennes. The kid runs too much. "After practice sometimes, he'll go home and run another six miles with a flashlight," Probert said. "I don't like it at all. He's out there in the dark, and there are things called holes and cars and creatures hanging out in the weeds, especially in Quakertown. " During the summer, desGarennes trained especially hard for his senior year, and he developed a genuine enthusiasm for practicing and for long-distance runs.
NEWS
May 21, 1998 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Seamus McElligott, 29, a nationally acclaimed long-distance runner for Haverford College and a computer consultant, died Sunday of smoke inhalation in a garage fire in Mississauga, Ontario, while visiting relatives. He lived in Rose Valley, Delaware County. Regional police in Mississauga said Mr. McElligott accidentally started the fire as he was getting a lawn mower ready for use. Mr. McElligott had been accepted by seven law schools and was undecided which school to enter in the fall, his family said.
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October 8, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Two runners collapsed and died in separate running events yesterday. An unidentified runner from Virginia died during the Army Ten-Miler race, collapsing near the finish line at the Pentagon. The runner collapsed about 200 yards from the finish line, said Col. Jim Yonts. Arlington County medics took the runner to George Washington University Hospital. The cause of death was not known. The runner was a civilian, not a member of the military, Yonts said. A Michigan man died while running the Chicago Marathon as stifling heat and smothering humidity forced organizers to shut down the course midway through the race.
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July 19, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When John L. Parker, Jr. self-published Once a Runner in 1978, he had a good feeling about his novel - even if traditional publishing didn't. "I had faith in the book all those years that the world of publishing just didn't understand it," he said. "I figured sooner or later somebody would see the light. " They did - after the book become a cult classic, was dubbed "the best novel ever written about running" by Runner's World, and original copies sold for hundreds of dollars on eBay.
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June 26, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - Johanna Hantel got up Wednesday morning and went for a half-hour run around Boston Commons. It seemed appropriate. The Malvern woman was in Boston to speak for the runners. Hantel was 10 feet from the first bomb, closer than almost any other runner, when it exploded April 15, 2013, killing three and injuring 254. A police officer later died in a shootout with the bombers. One of the proudest days of Hantel's life was the first time she qualified for Boston. Wednesday was even prouder.
NEWS
June 5, 2015
IT IS OUTRIGHT stupefying if not downright dubious for former Council member Jim Kenney to be front-runner for mayor of Philadelphia, but not have a concrete plan for improving Philadelphia schools or supporting U.S. veterans. Since 1991, Jim Kenney sat as a Council member at-large. Under his stewardship, the School District of Philadelphia laid off nearly 3,800 teachers and shifted nearly $727 million to charter schools. As for veterans, the Philadelphia VA office is now being investigated for misrepresenting and ignoring veterans' claims.
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May 7, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
RACERS HAVE plenty to focus on during a 10-mile run. How to keep a man's heart beating and lungs pumping isn't usually one of them. But that's exactly what a group of about 12 health-care workers competing in the Broad Street Run went through on Sunday when one of their own collapsed right in front of them. Thanks to their efforts, that 31-year-old man is alive today. After seeing their colleague off in an ambulance, those lifesavers all went on to finish the race. "People stopped out of the kindness of their hearts as soon as he went down," said Kristen, a physician's assistant who didn't want her last name published.
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May 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AS 40,000 RUNNERS barreled down Broad Street, four law-enforcement officials were in a race of their own. The prize was more than a medal and bragging rights - it was a man's life. FBI Special Agents Erik Negron, Tom Powell and Brian Hoffman, as well as Philadelphia Police Officer Matthew Fleming, took action Sunday morning during the Broad Street Run, working together to revive a 35-year-old man, one of two runners who had gone into cardiac arrest, authorities said last night. It happened in a split-second, according to Special Agent J.J. Klaver, an FBI spokesman.
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May 5, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Allie Ilagan usually would have run about 150 training miles before hitting the pavement in the Broad Street Run. But by Sunday, she had covered less than 50. So after some soul-searching, she decided to skip the race and spend the day cheering on her husband, Mikey. "The harsh winter was the biggest culprit," said Ilagan, 26, a veteran runner who lives in South Philadelphia. Some other runners said they felt the same way Sunday, their legs a little underprepared - but their enthusiasm undiminished, the field of 40,000 creating a pageant of color and motion during the 36th Broad Street Run. One man ran in a Superman cape.
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April 19, 2015 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
Ghanasyam "Sam" Adhikari was an athlete in his youth. At Jadavpur University in his native Calcutta, he excelled in cricket, soccer, and volleyball, and he captained both the soccer and volleyball squads. But there was friction between him and his soccer coach. Though Adhikari hustled on the field, he hated to run. He especially loathed running laps after practice. Little could he have imagined at the time that he would undergo a late-life transformation into a long-distance runner.
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April 5, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
You can almost picture Taylor Winkelman cringing as she retells the story over the phone. She was a freshman at Springfield (Delco), starting in the outfield. It was the first game of the softball season and her first varsity experience. Coach Todd Odgers moved the promising young player, a shortstop by nature, to center. Winkelman was happy to do it, but she was nervous. Then the ball flew off the opponent's bat and soared close to the fence. Winkelman, now a senior, recalls that day vividly, saying she, "tracked it wrong - horribly, horribly wrong.
NEWS
April 4, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jogging and running races did more than ease daily stresses for Bruce C. Brotzman. "It saved his life," his son, Michael, said. Mr. Brotzman had started running recreationally in the 1970s, but after a business trip to Dallas in 1993, his son said, "he began experiencing shortness of breath. " Tests revealed that "the heart muscle had been attacked by a virus. " But because years of running had given him "cardiac capability to spare," his son said, "he would continue to run nightly," just not as far nor as fast as before, until recently reducing his exercise to walking.
NEWS
February 22, 2015 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
Runners are acutely aware of their bodies. They are constantly monitoring their aches and pains. They know about stride length, pronation, and strike style. Many are experts at analyzing the form of others, but few are as astute about their own way of moving because rarely do they see themselves run. Drexel University's Running Clinic and Research Lab now offers a solution: a personalized running mechanics profile and gait analysis that will enable you to answer such momentous questions as: How's my form?
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