Extreme challenge for Arch

When Katherine Arch crossed the finish line of her first marathon, in 90-degree heat and 100 percent humidity, she had one thought.

“I didn’t die,” said Arch, a former track athlete at Iowa City High who will be a [...]

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COMMUNITY: Running barefoot helps prevent injury

Editor’s note: Adam Rees is Founder of GRIT GYM, a gym based on results, creating a culture and lifestyle of performance, strength, health and freedom. Rees attended Wartburg College, worked under nationally recognized strength coach Matt M [...]

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Keflezighi first U.S. man to win Boston Marathon since 1983

A year after tragedy, triumph in Boston

Los Angeles Times

BOSTON — Before Meb Keflezighi embarked on the 26.2-mile journey Monday to become the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, he wrote four name [...]

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List: Boston Marathon Eastern Iowa finishers

Men — Christopher Jensen (Marion), 2:36:15; Tyler Sullivan (Iowa City), 2:41:51; Tommy Ries Jr. (Iowa Cit), 2:52:35; Luke Henkel (Epworth), 2:54:34; Brett Stephenson (Cedar Rapids), 2:58:36; Luke Yoder (K [...]

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COMMUNITY: Returning to Boston Marathon an honor and privilege

Editor's note: Mike Schulte of Cedar Rapids is vice president for sales for Fleck Sales Company, married with two adult children and an avid runner 20 years. He has completed 25 marathons since 2000.

By Mike Schulte, community contributor< [...]

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Soggy marathon

MARION — Arthurs Bareikis of Crestwood, Ill., was the overall winner Sunday at the second annual Marion Rotary Marathon for Shoes.

Bareikis covered the 26.2-mile course in the rain in 2 hours, 30 minutes and 32 seconds.

Kristin [...]

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