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September 7th is quickly approaching! The Run The Planet anniversary! Your favourite website now begins its seventh year on the Internet. It is time to celebrate, as we covered a lot of road since that far September 7, 1996.Run The Planet is now bigger and more entertaining than ever: available in six languages, thousands of descriptions, links, and events listed in the worldwide calendar.
We are excited to share with you the pleasure of entering into the seventh year on the Internet.Run The Planet is your website and we want to thank you all for your continuous support and contributions. We are just runners that came up with the idea of collecting and redistributing running information to other runners, but behind the scenes there are all those runners like us that every month visit Run The Planet from all over the world, runners that believe in sharing the information with other runners: whether this is with fellow athletes on the other side of the ocean, or walkers living in the nearby town, we are all part of this huge running community because, when we are on the road, we experience the same pleasures, we are driven by the same passions, beyond any language barrier and beyond the color of the bibs.
It is also easy to belong to our community because - let's be honest - everything on Run The Planet is free and always accessible. No membership is required, no money involved.Run The Planet is the bulletin board where anyone can post a suggestion, a recommendation, a tip, and anyone can retrieve it. It is the website where anything running-related can be found, whether serious or not: from the recently added article on Foot care for diabetic athletes to stamps with a running theme, street signs, music, recipes, movies, missions, foreign running dictionaries... you name it. Bottom line? If you do not find it on Run The Planet, tell us and we will make it happen for you.
Also for you, we have recently reorganized the structure of Run The Planet and we added the "Safe running" section. As we believe that running should be fun, we wanted to provide all the Planeteers with a specific safety section, both for running and traveling.
Well, that's all folks! Thank you for being part of the Run The Planet worldwide running community. September 7th will be a celebration day.
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The Internet guide to becoming an athlete
The summer is nearly over. Time for back-to-school sales and final fall marathon preparations. John will be at the Fox Cities, Portland, Chicago, Columbus, and Marine Corps marathons this year. Be sure to stop by and say hello.
In late July, John competed in his first adventure race, the "Odyssey 24 race" in Big Island, Virginia. By all reports it was an amazing experience. Look for a full report in a future edition of "Runner's World".
John also was on-board for the first annual "Runner's World" cruise. The ship sailed up the Inner Passage of Alaska. The participants ran in Juneau, Haines, and Ketchikan, Alaska and Victoria in Canada. It was a fantastic trip. Watch "Runner's World" for your chance to sail next year.
If you want the trip of a lifetime, join John as he travels back to Antarctica this February. It is as close as you will ever come to going to another planet. The scenery is impossible to describe. Beautiful doesn't even come close. For more information, go to: http://www.marathontour.com/antarctica/index.shtml.
Waddle on, friends...
Run The Planet Statistics
0049 New running course descriptions this month 1976 Cities activated on Run The Planet 2522 Running course descriptions on Run The Planet 0000 New nations or territories activated this month 0210 Nations and territories activated on Run The Planet 0010 New links on "Running links" this month 1628 Links on "Running links"From where are runners visiting Run The Planet? The following 151 countries and territories (and the list keeps growing!): American Samoa, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaidjan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cocos (Keeling Islands), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldavia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Polynesia, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, former U.S.S.R., Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City state, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Alphabetical index of new and updated cities
New and updated cities this month
Anzio (Italy), Aptos (Usa/California), Bagheria (Italy), Bar Harbor (Usa/Maine), Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Bethesda (Usa/Maryland), Boulder (Usa/Colorado), Brasília (Brazil), Brooklyn (Usa/New York), Brussels (Belgium), Castiglione della Pescaia (Italy), Colorado Springs (Usa/Colorado), Costa Teguise (Spain), Elwood (Usa/Nebraska), Eugene (Usa/Oregon), Hailey (Usa/Idaho), Hobart (Australia), Ipoh (Malaysia), Johannesburg (South Africa), Ketchikan (Usa/Alaska), Ketchum (Usa/Idaho), Las Vegas (Usa/Nevada), Lumiar (Brazil), Melbourne (Australia), Nassau (Bahamas), New York City (Usa/New York), Nome (Usa/Alaska), Oulu (Finland), Paris (France), Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Porto Alegre (Brazil), Saint Catharines (Canada), San Diego (Usa/California), São José (Brazil), São Paulo (Brazil), Seal Harbor (Usa/Maine), Seattle (Usa/Washington), Sevilla (Spain), Singapore (Singapore), Sun Valley (Usa/Idaho), Tarragona (Spain), Toronto (Canada), Town Hill (Usa/Maine), Vigasio (Italy).
New nations and territories this month
Nations still missing to complete Run The Planet
(Africa) Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Eritrea, Guinea, Western Sahara; (Central America) Antigua and Barbuda; (Asia) Iraq, Syria. Besides these nations, other territories may be missing.
Description of the month - Nome (Usa/Alaska)
By Laurie Thomas - A beautiful route along the Bering Sea (sometimes frozen) from the Old Federal Building to the Ft. Davis Roadhouse. This loops about five miles round trip and covers a section of the Iditarod Sled Dog Trail. A nice flat route. Run The Planet Satellites
• North America - Usa/California: East Bay Striders, July 2001. Usa/Illinois: Chicago Distance Classic, February 2002. Usa/Illinois: Second Wind Running Club, March 2002. Usa/Georgia: Race Pace, June 2001. Usa/Nevada: Las Vegas Marathon, July 2001. Usa/Tennessee: Chattanooga Track Club, July 2001. Usa/Texas: Cross Country Club of Dallas, June 2001. Usa/Texas: Fort Worth Runners Club, July 2001. Usa/Virginia: Williamsburg Area Running, May 2002.
• Europe - Belgium: Arthur's Marathon Page, July 2001. Ireland: Crusaders Athletic Club, August 2001. Italy: Run The Planet Italia, May 2001. Italy: Correre nel deserto, May 2001. Italy: Dead Runners Society Italia, May 2001. Italy: Penguin Brigade Italia, May 2001. Italy: Podismo, May 2001. Malta: Sovereign Running Order of Malta, May 2001. San Marino: Drs San Marino, May 2001. Switzerland: Drs Svizzera, May 2001. Vatican City: Drs Vaticano, May 2001.
Should you want your website to become part of the Run The Planet satellites, simply apply by sending us an e-mail message (email@example.com) requesting more information.
Running related links added to Run The Planet this month
DocOrtho.com - DocOrtho.com is dedicated to providing a range of true professional medical supports complete with consumer information. Product offering includes top brands' compression hosiery, orthopedics, sports medicine, ergonomics, and footcare.
Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association - A non-profit service organization whose members include persons with diabetes who participate in fitness activities at all levels, health care professionals, and who are interested in promoting exercise in the diabetes care plan. Join thousands of other active individuals who are choosing to live well with diabetes.
SpeedLaces - SpeedLaces is an advanced lacing system for runners, triathletes, walkers and anyone who cares about the performance and comfort of their feet. Traditional laces work so poorly because they are jammed up with friction, but SpeedLaces has eliminated friction to give users an amazing new level of comfort, performance, and convenience. SpeedLaces is covered by three patents and provides five very significant benefits: exceptional comfort, superior support & stability, instant tension adjustment, never tie your laces again, shoes go on & off effortlessly.
"Podismo" degli albori - A free electronic book presenting the first issues (1976/1977) of the running magazine "Podismo" (in Italian).
Aaha Adventure Trekking & Expedition Ltd. - Trekking in Nepal, Himalaya region, Tibet, Bhutan and India. A fast developing tour operator specializing in nature, culture, adventure and tailor-made programs for complete holidays arrangement.
Dogmatic Products - Unique, patented products for athletic (runners and hikers) dog owners.
At Home Fitness - Top rated smooth fitness equipment will help you maintain a fitness routine in the safety and convenience of your home or office. Improve your cardiovascular health, boost your metabolism to help speed up weight loss, or free up some time by eliminating the commute to the local gym with equipment ready to use when you are ready to use it.
Walk With Me - Whether you walk marathons or are right-off-the couch, learn how to walk faster with less effort. Add power and put a glide in your stride. Come, join the Walk With Me Marathon or Half-Marathon, too. Information, walking groups, motivation to get you out there and make the most of your walking.
The Fridge - This is the bulletin board of the largest running community on the Internet. Post your message on The Fridge about running in a specific part of the world, running partners, races, and travel questions.
Courir en France - In this site you can find several hundred of popular race all over France classified by date, distance, location (French Administrative department essentially).
Sponsor of the month
NO NEED FOR SPEED - John Bingham's new book "No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running" (paperback, 224 pages, Rodale Press, 2002, ISBN: 1579544290) explores both the why and the how of running for the rest of us. With information both practical (how to find the right running shoes for you, when to enter a race, what to eat before a run) and inspirational (focus on where you are instead of where you want to be, accepting the body you have, the beauty of being realistic about goals), John extends a trusted hand and expert advice to beginners and veterans alike. Click here to order this book at a special price.
Running events added to our worldwide calendar this month
Pittsburgh (Usa/Pennsylvania) Lupus Loop 5k, Salt Lake City (Usa/Utah) Deseret News Salt Lake Marathon & 10k, Eugene (Usa/Oregon) Walk With Me Marathon, Philadelphia (Usa/Pennsylvania) The Wellness Community of Philadelphia's Annual Race for Recovery, Hong Kong (China/Hong Kong) China Coast Marathon, Whitehorse (Canada) Yukon River Trail Marathon, Te Anau (New Zealand) The Kepler Challenge, Jacksonville (Usa/North Carolina) Andy's 5k Road Race & Fun Run/Walk, Boston (Usa/Massachusetts) Annual Komen Boston Race for the Cure, New York City (Usa/New York) Let Freedom Run, Wellsville (Usa/New York) Ridgewalk & Run, Norfolk (Usa/Nebraska) Run for Joy, Whitehorse (Canada) Yukon Arctic Ultra, Munich (Germany) Medien.Marathon München, Saint Louis (Usa/Missouri) Spirit of St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend, Tromsø (Norway) Midnight Sun Marathon, Shepparton (Australia) Shepparton Runners Club Marathon, George Town (Cayman Islands) Dashing Thru the Sand Beach Run/Walk, New York City (Usa/New York) New York City Marathon Long Training Run #2, New York City (Usa/New York) Grete's Great Gallop, New York City (Usa/New York) New York Road Runners Staten Island Half-Marathon.
The Global Telegraph
• CALIFORNIA (USA) / Female runner dominates world's toughest ultra
Seventy-nine runners from eight countries ran 135 miles non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney on July 23-25, 2002, in the 25th "Badwater Ultramarathon". Pam Reed, 41 years old, of Tucson (Usa/Arizona), beat all her female and male competitors, winning the race... read more online
• BRAZIL / Record field at Rio de Janeiro International Half-marathon
The hot weather and high humidity were not enough to scare the more than 11,000 runners that took part in the sixth "Rio de Janeiro International Half-marathon"... read more online
• MAURITANIA / Adventure at your feet in the African desert
Between April 13 and April 30, 2003, the "Mauritania 200k Race" will be held in the African desert. It is a non-stop ultramarathon of two hundreds kilometers at your own pace with control points at 20 kilometers intervals... read more online
• JORDAN / Running with camels and Bedouins
The World Humanitarian Marathon and Ultramarathon Foundation supports the charity runs worldwide. One of these events will be the "Dead Sea 50k Ultramarathon" on October 18, 2002 held in Jordan... read more online
• DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (USA) / Slots for the Marine Corps Marathon
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "Team for Life" training program has 8 slots available for the "Marine Corps Marathon" held on October 27, 2002... read more online
• Worldwide charity run celebrates fourth year!
"World Run Day", the annual charity run celebrated worldwide, will be held November 10, 2002 this year. Charitable organizations, schools, running clubs, and other inspired groups around the world all help plan for this event... read more online
Run The Planet library
As a kid, athletic competition provided some relief from an otherwise difficult childhood. Later, living in a foster home, it was the stage on which to gain attention that did not seem to be available elsewhere. But it was only at the age of twentyfive, when he had lost a part of the very thing he relied on most to compete (specifically, the lower half of his left leg), that Paul Martin made his commitment, and went on to become a world champion triathlete and Paralympic competitor. "One Man's Leg" is the story of Paul Martin's life to date. And what a life it has been. Whether the passage is laugh-out-loud funny, fiercely heartbreaking or gently thought provoking, few readers will fail to be captivated by Paul Martin's adventures and misadventures! Things just happen to Paul: storms form out of the blue when he is sailing; culprits steal his bike when his back is turned, and they break into his car while he is ensconced in his highest moment: completing his first ever marathon. While insurance companies are willing to help him acquire a leg to stand on, they balk every time he needs one to run on. And he seems to be accident prone, even after the accident that claimed his limb. As one observer puts it, "There are two kinds of people in the world: those who like to dance with gravity and those who don't". But Paul Martin has a very special gift, and it is in addition to his athletic prowess and his ability to write honestly, fluidly and at a pace that makes it impossible not to want to turn the page: when life hands Paul Martin lemons, he makes lemonade. Reading "One Man's Leg", the reader can't help but want to make lemonade too. And though the book is never didactic, the recipe is there for anyone who wants it, lurking between the lines, evident in Paul's good humor and in every choice he makes. Paul's endurance and determination are off the charts, as are those of the "badasses" he runs (and swims, skis, bikes and plays hockey) with. To read "One Man's Leg" is to experience the life of an athlete vicariously, to learn to redefine "disability" (or is it "this ability?"), to learn the true meaning of team spirit, and to come to love the finish line, as it applies to each of us and no matter how far off we fear it might be. The list of Paul's performances and achievements is endless: first challenged athlete to complete The Double Ironman; International Triathlon Union Lower extremity amputee World Champion; Half marathon and 5k national record holder; first leg amputee to participate in an expedition length adventure race; 1997 U.S. Olympic Committee's Disabled Athlete of the Year... and the list goes on! What an inspiration! What a celebration of life! What a pleasure it is to get to know Paul Martin intimately in these pages - Click on the cover to order this book at a special price Rtp Newsletter archive • The Global Telegraph • Run The Planet
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