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Friday Five: Video Roundup

1)  The Secret Marathon has been making the rounds.

2) These guys might not move too fast, but you still don’t want to get in front of them.

3) Backwards running… backwards.

4) I’m not sure what these guys are saying, but I’ll bet it’s something like “Hills suck!

5) Adidas sponsored this urban trail run.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - October 30, 2015 at 09:43

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Video Roundup: Even Robot Cheetahs Enjoy Running

The MIT robot cheetah can now jump over obstacles by itself. This is pretty scary, but I’m not too worried until they teach it how to make a left turn.

Spotify matches music to your running tempo, which for me would mean hearing Chopin’s Funeral March on an endless loop.

Running the Las Vegas Strip at 4:30 am seems serene and remarkably absent of derelicts and degenerate gamblers.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon folks have a neat little animated video promo explaining Why Running Rocks.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - May 29, 2015 at 10:53

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Chariots of Snow

I hate snow and the cold weather, but even I thought this footage of snowshoe running near Boulder, Colorado, was serene.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - January 9, 2015 at 11:37

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Video Roundup: Ladies Day

Running women are the focus of this week’s videos, beginning with Sh*t Girls Think About While Running.

We’ll put the cheesecake in the middle.

And finish with this fierce woman runner ad from Adidas.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - July 24, 2014 at 12:58

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Video Roundup: Running of the Random Creatures

If you’re like me (and I know I am), you’re tired of hearing about the running of the bulls. So here are some alternatives.

The running of the ducks

… the running of the baby goats

… and the cowardly running of the locusts.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - July 10, 2014 at 10:38

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Video Roundup: Running Ads Are Everywhere

Runners used to show up exclusively in ads for running gear or sports drinks. This week we came across two expansions of the advertising arena, ladies’ razors

and hotels.

The latter ad set off a running purist, who commented, “I wish the folks making the commercial would have done more research. I’d like to see someone eat scrambled eggs, a bagel, and a banana for breakfast before running a marathon. They would be puking by mile 2. Also most marathons start in the early morning on a weekend. A hotel guest would have to leave long before the the full breakfast would be set up. Most hotels setup a small breakfast bar early just for the runners.”

Well, if we’re going to get picky, she also ran a 3:27:48 marathon without sweating.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - June 9, 2014 at 09:07

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Video Roundup: Mankini, Kooks and Crying Ninjas

This week we highlight some unusual races, beginning with The Beast Race in Scotland. There are two versions this year, once of which actually goes into Loch Ness. But you’re bound to run into even stranger sights than Nessie.

On Sunday, citizens all along the coast of Southern California enjoyed the Cardiff Kook Run, inspired by an oft-decorated surfer statue.

Finally, there is the Hit and Run 5k, an obstacle race series that “makes grown ninjas cry.”

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - February 5, 2014 at 12:54

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