Competitor does speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno a disservice with the headline, “Apolo Ohno Goes Sub 2 Hours in First Half Marathon.” Ohno ran a 1:40:59 at the Chicago Half Marathon.
Former softball star Jennie Finch will be running the New York City Marathon and starting at the back of the pack. Timex will donate $1 to the New York Road Runners youth programs for every person she passes, just as it did for football player Amani Toomer last year. Finch ran a half-marathon in January. (Her T-shirt reads, “This seemed like a good idea 3 months ago.”)
The Biggest Loser TV show traditionally has its four finalists run a marathon as its very last challenge, but this year it will open the race to all contestants, even the ones who have been previously eliminated.