Up to Speed: News from Around the Running World

Twenty Years of Sub-Four-Minute Miles

Nick Willis ran a mile in under four minutes for the 20th straight year. It set off one of the more remarkable celebrations for a ninth-place finish. By Scott Cacciola

Colorado runner Brittany Charboneau sets runDisney 'Dopey Challenge' record – 1st To Do It

Marathon runner Brittany Charboneau has set a record of winning all four runDisney races at the Walt Disney World Marathon in Florida.

Bethlehem middle schooler is a force in the world of cyclocross

On a brisk winter evening at Pine Bush Reserve, you’ll find Lilly O’Donnell and her family ripping up the trails.

Why I still Love Running at 82

These days I can break a record while finishing last. Some say they find me inspiring, but I often feel like a decrepit but willing old dog who gets a pat when he tries to chase his ball.

Nike Coach Alberto Salazar Banned for Life

SafeSport Bars Alberto Salazar for Life, Citing Misconduct

The ruling upheld a ban announced in July. Salazar had already been suspended for breaking rules governing banned substances.

Alberto Salazar Loses U.S. SafeSport Appeal

He is permanently banned from coaching athletes across the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement.


7 of the Biggest Legal Dramas in Fashion & Retail in 2021

4 Involve Nike including Salazar Ruling


New Driving Our Health Study From Anthem, Inc. Explores Americans’ Perceptions About What Influences Health

Anthem launches campaign with track and field star Allyson Felix to raise awareness about what’s driving our health

As a result of the pandemic, the public has spent more time than ever thinking about their health and the health of their communities. However, new data from Anthem, Inc., suggests that many aren’t fully connecting the dots on what makes us healthy. In fact, nearly half of Americans (46%) are unaware of the importance of social drivers of health (SDoH) – external factors like nutritious food, safe housing, and reliable transportation – that play a key role in determining health outcomes. 


I first found out about this study in Benita Zahn’s Health Beat column in the Times Union.

A Miracle at Mile 8 of the Boston Marathon

Meghan Roth, a 2:44 marathoner, suffered cardiac arrest in Framingham. Bystanders and runners saved her life.

Toll Gate Ice Cream in Slingerlands looking to reopen on rail trail

Larry Rulison

BETHLEHEM — The Toll Gate Ice Cream restaurant is coming back to life later this year — in an existing and newly redesigned building just a few steps from the Albany County Rail Trail.

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