June 26, 2013 |
The Rev. Stanley E. Johnson, 84, of Lafayette Hill, a clergyman and runner, died Wednesday, June 19, of complications from cancer at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. Before retiring in 1995, Mr. Johnson served for 34 years as chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania. In that role, he ministered to people of all denominations. He also was the university's interim dean of admissions for the undergraduate schools from 1974 to 1977, and at various times led the Penn Faculty Club and the 25 Year Club, which is composed of Penn faculty and staff.
June 17, 2013 |
Phil Mickelson turned 43 on Sunday, a cruel reminder in light of his record sixth runner-up finish at the U.S. Open that his chances to claim that elusive championship are fading. When the tale of the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion is told years from now, Justin Rose's steady hand on the way to his first major title and the impressive way in which the old course held up will be mentioned prominently. But ultimately, it will be Mickelson falling short again that will be remembered most.
June 12, 2013
Jason Kidd , fresh off retirement after 19 seasons in the NBA, is reported to be the leading candidate for the Brooklyn Nets coaching job and could be hired before the end of the week, Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday. A person familiar with the situation said the Charlotte Bobcats reached an agreement in principle with Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing to become their new associate head coach. SOCCER: In World Cup qualifying, Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson scored to lift the United States to a 2-0 win over Panama in Seattle.
May 10, 2013
NOT MANY people were eyewitness to both lethal jihadi attacks on America - 9/11 and the Boston Marathon. Benjamin David was and wonders why - what is God's message to him? He thinks in terms of heavenly messages being sent - God doesn't IM or tweet - because David is a rabbi, the senior rabbi of Congregation Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel. In 2001, he was a third-year student in a graduate rabbinical school a few blocks from the World Trade Center and remembers hearing the scream of the first jet flying over, very low. Twelve years later he was in Boston, where he had just finished his first Boston Marathon, when he heard two loud explosions.
May 7, 2013 |
IT STARTED as a chilly, overcast morning, but it turned into a bright, sunny day celebrating the human spirit. The Blue Cross Broad Street Run 's 34th installment was its most successful, with 40,000 runners registered. The runners came from all over the world, in many cases bringing family and friends with them. And many wore red attire, including red socks, to show solidarity with Boston. The race began promptly at 8:30 a.m. yesterday after a moment of silence honoring the Boston Marathon bombing victims.
May 5, 2013 |
With a profound sense of patriotism and a sea of red socks to prove it, up to 40,000 runners will participate Sunday in the 34th annual Broad Street Run . Less than a month after the Boston Marathon bombings, Philadelphia's signature foot race, sponsored by Independence Blue Cross, also will be marked by heightened security and a sense of apprehension. Most runners interviewed said they would not be deterred by terror, and many planned to wear red socks - trademark of the Boston baseball team - as a symbol of their support.
May 3, 2013 |
IT IS AN EVENT that attracts runners from all over the world and a day that Philadelphia treasures. The first Sunday in May has been a special one in Philadelphia since 1980 with the Blue Cross Broad Street Run , but this year will be extra special. In its 34th year, the Broad Street Run, which is sponsored by Independence Blue Cross, has grown into the largest 10-miler in the country. This year, nearly 40,000 runners are expected to compete, which would surpass the 2012 runner count of 34,068.
April 27, 2013 |
Villanova men's track coach Marcus O'Sullivan joked that the victory by the Wildcats' women in the distance medley relay on the opening day of the Penn Relays took a little heat off his team. But it's the Penn Relays, and the Wildcats are expected to perform well. That's something both the men and women did Friday in their races although they fell short of victory. The men got a terrific anchor leg from freshman Jordy Williamsz in the men's DMR but wound up second to Penn State.
April 26, 2013 |
The Inquirer is presenting a daily profile of participants in the May 5 Broad Street Run, considered the country's most popular 10-miler, with 40,000 participants. See full coverage at www.inquirer.com/health_science/ and www.philly.com/broadstreetrun When Rocco Maiorano was 3, his parents divorced. He was raised by his grandmother Livia Colavito, whom he loved more than anyone. She made him bathe and brush his teeth when 10-year-old boys would rather not. When he was home sick, she cared for him and they watched her favorite show, The Price Is Right.