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  • Exemplification Essay: The Boston Marathon

    I've never witnessed the Boston Marathon of 1975, but novelist Bill Rodgers and Matthew Shepatin made me feel as if I was running the race the whole time, in April of 1975, when an unknown runner named Bill Rodgers decided to prove his worth to the not the country, but the world by breaking the world record in the marathon with a blazing 2:09:55. The story of how the whole world reacted to Bill’s outstanding performance is told by the Bill himself, and his mentor and teammate Amby Burfoot who explains to the audience why exactly that one race was so special considering Bill would win the Boston Marathon another 3 years in 1978, 1979, and 1980, and NYC marathon multiple times from 1976 to 1980. Charlie, Bill’s brother is the main reason I…

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  • 2013 Boston Marathon

    Thousands of friends, family and fans gather each with pride, happiness, and their cameras to capture the exciting moments of the bright and sunny April afternoon of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Their excitement is booming through the elated crowd and spreading like a wildfire. Sweat and tears are flying from exhausted runners and their long 26.2 mile journey to the finish. Everyone is so caught up in the moment, how could anything possibly go wrong? Needless to say, the detonation of two bombs was…

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  • The Boston Marathon Bombing Analysis

    The Boston Marathon is a race that is held every year on the third Monday of April since 1897. This event attracted several people. On April 15,2013 two bombs went off near the finish line killing 3 bystanders and wounding more than 250 people. Not only were people seriously injured but property was damaged and the entire city was in shock. Automatically people believed they fell victim to terrorist attacks. Four days later after the FBI took over a video immersed that revealed brothers,…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Last Marathon

    certainly did for me. Just my luck… After the half marathon debacle back in January, I just wanted to get back in the game and prove to myself that the last marathon I had run was not my swan song. There was also a little anger involved, directed towards myself and what I had done to bring me to this point. I chose to train for a marathon that I normally would not consider. I was born in Illinois- so the Chicago Marathon would make sense. But this one was in Orange County, California, an area…

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  • The Importance Of Temperature For Running Marathons

    As far as the dates go, I would recommend 4th Saturday of October 2016. There are several reasons for selecting those dates. The first is definitely the weather. The desirable weather can help speed runners on their way along the desired 26.2 mile course. In their article "Impact of Weather on Marathon Performance" published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, author Matthew Ely and his co-authors concluded that the ideal temperature for running marathons is between 39…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Running A Marathon

    picnic baseball and there definitely, definitely would be no charity 5K runs or any other races. All of this was true, until I decided to run a marathon. My dad is an Ironman Triathlete. At 60 years old, he completed what is widely considered to be the most difficult one-day sporting event in the world, consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a full 26.2-mile…

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  • Bobbi Gibb Character Analysis

    On April 19 1966, Bobbi Gibb became the first women to run in the Boston Marathon—disguised as a man in men’s clothing. Growing up, Gibb was always passionate about running. She spent her adolescent and adult years running for her own enjoyment. After she witnessed her first marathon, Gibb felt the desire to participate in the marathon as a runner. Thus, she took it upon herself to train without professional assistance. By the end of her training, she was able to run 40 miles in one stretch;…

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  • Podiatric Disorders Case Studies

    This case study follows the management of a 47 year old man who attends a Podiatry clinic presenting with pain and a fusiform swelling on the posterior aspect of the right ankle. The patient states that he has experienced discomfort for approximately the last three months, with the pain exacerbating after exercise. He discloses that he recently joined a local running club with the aim of training to run a marathon next year, leading to a significant increase in his activity levels. The patient…

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  • Importance Of Rush Medical College

    main event was the 2-mile. I would run track in the spring and train for a race (like a half marathon) in the fall. I had track practice on weekdays and ran on Saturdays on my own. My junior year of high school, I started track. However, this year, my coach wanted to focus solely on getting me faster. I ran sprints for practice which was not my forte. I asked my coach how many miles he would allow me to run on the weekends. I wanted to run 7 miles but knew he would probably say 3 miles. He told…

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  • Healthy Life Essay

    This past June, I ran the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. I must have motivated my mother from my previous marathon, as she decided to sign up as a charity walker for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in the half distance. My goal of my first marathon had not only been to run for myself, but to inspire my mother to not give up on the passion she once had. Healthy lifestyles are lifetime endeavors not only because they require continuous work, but become inspiring when true results are…

    Words: 830 - Pages: 4
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