We’ll Run ‘Til We Drop

Deadline reports that Matthew McConaughey will play the lead in a film adaption of Born to Run, the book by Christopher McDougall that popularized bare-chested running. McConaughey seems ideally suited for the role.

What’s that you say? Born to Run isn’t about bare-chested running? My mistake. Then I have only one question: Who will play Wendy?

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - January 29, 2015 at 14:19

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Are We There Yeti?

Yesterday it was a polar bear in London. Today it’s a yeti in Boston.

It’s obvious from this clandestinely shot video that the yeti is a runner.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - January 28, 2015 at 10:34

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How Cold Is It?

So cold you might encounter a polar bear on your morning run.

Fortunately, it’s an animatronic polar bear, out to promote a new British television series.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - January 27, 2015 at 14:10

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Behind the Music: The Legend of Poop Runner

Gawker fills the role of Internet historian by finding the man behind one of running’s most prominent memes: the poop runner. Many have pooped during a race, but none has the notoriety of Mikael Ekvall, whose distress led to captions like this one:

What we didn’t know is that Ekvall finished that half-marathon in 1:09:43, and later went on to set a Swedish national record in the half. Ekvall has adjusted well to his Internet infamy, and his running career is thriving.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - January 26, 2015 at 09:55

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Because You Demanded It: The World’s First Wearable Tomato

When last we heard from the Kagome company in Japan, it had installed a tomato vending machine for runners in Tokyo (and yes, Running Is Funny scooped CNN on the story!).

But despite the desperate need for tomatoes while running, a vending machine has one major flaw: You can’t carry it with you.

Fear not! Kagome has heard your pleas and is about to unveil the world’s first wearable tomato. Here’s the video highlighting the scientific trial-and-error method leading up to the prototype.

A Kagome representative said the device “won’t have other high-tech features including Internet accessibility or cameras.”

What?! Is there a runner out there clamoring for wearable tomato technology without Internet access? Inconceivable!

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - January 23, 2015 at 11:52

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Thunder, The Fartleking Bulldog

You wouldn’t think an English bulldog would be much of a speedster, but Thunder, the Texas Bulldog, likes nothing more than to chase a radio-controlled car at the running track.

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - January 22, 2015 at 14:28

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Running “Track” Is Dangerous

TMZ reports:

Bravo star and fitness instructor Greg Plitt did NOT die from stumbling on a railroad track Saturday … he was fatally struck by a train after trying to outrun it … to prove the effectiveness of an energy drink.

There has been a runner who was struck by a train and survived, but it seems we might actually need that fictional magazine, Jogger’s World.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - January 21, 2015 at 14:41

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