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• BRAZIL / The marathon relay races mania
Never in Brazil there were so many runners taking part in a marathons. Ok, most of them are not running all the marathon alone. The new running fever in Brazil is definitively the marathon relay races. The "Maratona Br de Revezamento", in Rio de Janeiro, attracted more than 10 thousands athletes in eight, four, and two-runners teams. The winner was the African 8-runners team in 2:03.36. The Africans broke the race record, but didn't get the U.S. $ 50.000 bonus for completing the marathon in less than two hours. To know how the marathon relay races are growing in Brazil, this race had just four thousands runners last year. This success are not restricted to Rio de Janeiro, since "Maratona Pão de Açúcar de Revezamento", in São Paulo, had more than fifteen thousand runners in its last edition. Source: www.copacabanarunners.net
• MASSACHUSETTS (USA) / The next generation shoe for ultramarathoners
Jennifer Blundo is a mechanical engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working to design an ultra running shoe. Her research is sponsored by The Center for Sports Innovation at MIT. An online survey is at http://web.mit.edu/jblundo/www/ultramarathon/ultra_marathon_shoe_survey.htm. The objective of the survey is to identify the key footwear needs of an ultrarunner. By completing this short survey anyone can participate in the development of the next generation running sneaker. The possibility of wear testing ultra footwear developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is also offered.
• BAHRAIN / The complete calendar of events
Established more than 22 years ago by a small group of expats, the Bahrain Cross Country and Road Running Committee has grown from its early beginnings as the Bahrain Hash House Harriers Striders, The Bahrain Roadrunners, through a series of name changes to its present status, as the Bahrain Cross Country and Road Running Committee, and the body officially nominated as road race organisers in Bahrain by the Bahrain Athletic Association, its umbrella body. The committee organises a whole range of races from 3-kilometre events to the more ambitious triathlons. This is the calendar of the remaining 2002 events: (June) 06.06 Summer Series race, 07.06 Friday Social run, 13.06 Summer Series race, 14.06 Friday Social run, 20.06 Summer Series race, 21.06 Friday Social run, 27.06 Summer Series race, 28.06 Friday Social run; (July) 04.07 Summer Series race, 05.07 Friday Social run, 11.07 Summer Series race, 12.07 Friday Social run, 18.07 Summer Series race, 19.07 Friday Social run, 25.07 Summer Series race, 26.06 Friday Social run; (August 2002) no weekly races, Friday Social runs only; (September) 05.09 Summer Series race, 06.09 Friday Social run, 12.09 Summer Series race, 13.09 Friday Social run, 19.09 Summer Series race, 20.09 Friday Social run, 20.09 "Power Horse Triathlon", 26.09 "3x3km Relay", 27.09 "Marina Club Biathlon"; (October) 04.10 "Bahrain Triathlon", 11.10 "5k Grand Prix race", 18.10 "10k Grand Prix race", 25.10 "15k Grand Prix race", 29.10 Social evening & prize giving night; (November) 01.11 Marathon relay, 07.11 Predictor race, 14.11 "8k Standard race", 21.11 "5k race", 28.11 "3k race"; (December) 12.12 "Predictor race", 13.12 "C.A.A. National Day Run", 20.12 "Cross Island race", 26.12 "8k Standard race".
• WYOMING (USA) / The Wyoming Marathon Races results
On May 26 in the Medicine National Forest of Laramie, the "Wyoming Marathon Races" were organized. They included the "Rocky Mountain Double Marathon" (52.4 miles), the "Wyoming Marathon" (26.2 miles) and the "Medicine Bow Half Marathon" (13.1 miles). These are the results of the ultramarathon: Solof Erik 7:24.38, Scott Karen 8:52.27, Peak David 8:52.28, Pollock Steve 9:10.19, Batchen Gerald 9:18.33 (19 participants). These are the results of the marathon: Bauer Matt 3:26.14, Martin Tony 3:47.17, Ulm Rob 3:50.26, Yanchek Dave 3:55.20, Spoo Terry 4:04.42 (146 participants). These are the results of the half marathon: Jackson Ian 1:28.34, Hola Tim 1:30.46, Allen Worth 1:37.37, Frost Grant 1:54.25, Norberg Nathan 1:55.18 (48 participants).
• GERMANY / Is the Internet revolutionizing the running movement?
Running a marathon just once in a lifetime or finishing a triathlon race - this is the dream of many fitness-concious and sport enthusiastic contemporaries. But how does one become a marathon runner or an "Ironman" finisher? How does one have to train? How often? How long? How fast? Andreas Oschmann from Hagen (Germany), together with a team of training experts, made solving this problem their aim and sat down to develop a computer program, now useable through the Internet, to be able to answer these questions. This interactive and, at present still unique, online training program accompanies those who are interested on their way to becoming competitive athletes. The only requirement to be able to participate in this program is the ability to to run for two minutes without a break. Whoever is able to do this can enter important details such as age, weight, sex, present competitiveness, and so on, on the Internet site www.go-coach.net and will receive an individual training plan for a week per e-mail within a few hours. This site is also of interest for those wishing to improve their personal bets. The first trial plan is free. Every successive plan costs only 2 Euro.
• GUAM / Half marathon to build schools in Cambodia
The upcoming "Aqua Peace Foundation fun & sun half marathon & 5k" will take place at Ypao Beach Park in Tumon on Sunday, June 9, 2002. The Aqua Peace Foundation is a sub-committee associated with the United Nations, which raises funds for special projects around the world. For the past two years the foundation has raised funds to assist the removal of land mines in places like Afghanistan and other war-torn countries. For this year and the next the Foundation is raising money to build schools in Cambodia - another nation which has a legacy of the destruction of genocide and war. Approximately 80-100 runners from Japan will be coming down to join in the race, their fees raise funds for the Aqua Peace project and their visit also helps boost tourism on Guam. Additionally the Japan contingent will be doing a beach clean-up project the day before the race as an additional gesture of friendship and goodwill toward Guam. Elite runners and celebrities along with Japanese media will join the participants.
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