Running

COMMUNITY: Appreciate grass under your own feet

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise money for the American Heart Association. They have completed 61 counties. This is No. 60. Next: Washin [...]

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COMMUNITY: 5 assessments for a better, safer workout

Editor’s note: Cody Scharf is the owner of Thrive Spine and Sport, a chiropractic and soft tissue clinic focusing on sport and overuse injuries in Cedar Rapids. Scharf is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and certified through In [...]

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COMMUNITY: Don’t let time pass you by

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise money for the American Heart Association. They have completed 59 counties. This is No. 59. Next: Osceol [...]

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Women’s 8K sees record set by Kenya’s Limo

CEDAR RAPIDS — As predicted by race officials, Kenyan runner Cynthia Limo cemented her name in the record books on Friday after the Fifth Season Health Solutions 8K race.

Now residing in Lansing, Mich., the 24-year-old clocked [...]

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Fifth Season Races back in action

CEDAR RAPIDS — In only his second trip back to Cedar Rapids, elite runner Edward Kiptum Tabut claimed his first Health Solutions 8K win with a time of 24:16.

Originally from Kenya, the now-Coon Rapids, Minn., resident made his [...]

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Kenyans sweep Fifth Season races again

CEDAR RAPIDS — As finishers rolled across the start/finish line on Friday, it became another sweep for Kenyan runners who sported their trophies at the 29th annual Fifth Season 8K races.

Runners Edward Kiptum Tabut and Cynthia [...]

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Nearly 1,800 registered for Fifth Season Races

CEDAR RAPIDS — As of last night, the Fifth Season Races had registered 1,790 runners for the annual Fourth of July event downtown.

The Fifth Season Races traditionally attract elite runners to full families looking to join the red, wh [...]

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Limo brings laser focus to Fifth Season Race

CEDAR RAPIDS — Just less than one month ago, professional runner Cynthia Limo made a trek to the United States that changed her life completely.

The 24-year-old native of Iten, Kenya, now lives in Lansing, Mich., where she trains with [...]

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COMMUNITY: Don’t let detours ruin trip

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise money for the American Heart Association. They have completed 59 counties. This is No. 58. Next: Wapell [...]

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Cedar Rapids race a July 4th tradition

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids residents can expect a festive flooding on the Fourth of July.

A flood of runners, that is, when the streets of downtown Cedar Rapids will be swarming with more than 1,900 runners, their families and friend [...]

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COMMUNITY: Running a sport for all

Editor’s note: Erin Moeller, 36, of Mount Vernon is a lifelong runner who qualified for the last two Olympic Marathon Trials. A native of Ryan, she’s a graduate of North-Linn and Wartburg and works for Benchmark Inc. in Cedar Rapids. [...]

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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: Long, winding (and hilly) road

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise money for the American Heart Association. They have completed 57 counties. This is No. 57. Next: Des Mo [...]

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Prairie coaches lead by example

PALO — Motivation to promote fitness can be found within a Cedar Rapids Prairie coach and his duel with diabetes.

Girls assistant cross country coach Mike Dankert received news he had diabetes about three years ago, and has bee [...]

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Area athletes claim top Pigman finishes

PALO — As Daniela Williams turned the final corner at the Pigman Triathlon sprint race on Sunday, the North Liberty native had the support of a home crowd cheering her on.

With that support behind her, Williams was able to fini [...]

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