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Walking/running to fight cancer

For more than 30 years, Warren Dyke, of Colton, has helped organize an event to fight cancer. He was a marathon runner for years and lost a brother to cancer in the 1970's. Todd Moe spoke with him about Sunday's 32nd annual Edward I. Moses Walk/Run for Life at St. Lawrence University. The goal this year is to raise the millionth dollar. Dyke says many who participate do so in memory of a family member or friend.  Go to full article

Preview: "Race the Train" in North Creek

Hundreds of runners are expected to compete in the annual "Race the Train" run in North Creek on August 1st. It's a fundraiser for the "Dollars for Scholars" program. Todd Moe talks with organizer Ann Arsenault about the event. For more information: 518-251-2602.  Go to full article
Runners take their marks
Runners take their marks

Celebrating 40 years of NCPR with a ramble at the Paul Smiths VIC

North Country Public Radio is celebrating 40 years on the air. Over the weekend, more than fifty runners and walkers gathered for a 40k/20k race at the Paul Smiths VIC north of Saranac Lake. Brian Mann signed on for what he calls his "20k speed-mosey" and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Tim Seaver on the N-P Trail
Tim Seaver on the N-P Trail

A New Running Record Set on the Northville-Placid Trail

This month's edition of the Adirondack Sports & Fitness newspaper includes a column by Vermont photographer Tim Seaver. Seaver describes his experience this summer running the entire length of the Northville-Placid trail. The 122-mile super-marathon took 37 hours and 31 minutes. That sets a new record for the trail. The only other person known to have run the entire route was Richard Denker, a Boy Scout from Galway, who made the journey in 1973. Hikers often take ten days or more to complete the route. Tim Seaver told Brian Mann that the final seven hours of his run were grueling.  Go to full article

Commentary: The Boston Marathon

Last May, commentator Betsy Kepes ran fast enough in the Ottawa Marathon to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon. Last Monday, she started running in a small town 26 miles west of Boston and ran east through town after town to the race finish at the Boston Public Library.  Go to full article

Commentary: Running the Ottawa Marathon

It's been four days since Commenator Betsy Kepes ran in the Ottawa Marathon--and she can almost walk down a flight of stairs without wincing in pain. Was it worth it? Well--maybe.  Go to full article

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