On Saturday morning (March 1), Tyler Andrews, a former student who also ran for CSU between his high school and college running careers, set a world record for the fastest half marathon run on a treadmill. He accomplished the feat running on a machine set up in front of the Marathon Sports store near the Boston Marathon finish line in front of a crowd that included friends, family, members of the media, and a few people who arrived at the store expecting to buy shoes and ended up staying for the drama.
You can hear the story of Tyler’s record-setting run on NPR’s “Here & Now” here:
You can also read Jon Waldron’s account of the event here:
posted by kcabot in Race Reports on March 3, 2014
By Terry McNatt
In case any of you missed my previous few write ups, I’ll summarize the McNatt family plan for school vacation week. We fly out to Minneapolis Friday, visit with Sue’s sister Marcia, drive to Madison Saturday (5+hrs), visit with my parents in nearby Middleton, drive up to Hayward Wednesday (5+hrs), Kyler skis the Barnebirkie 3K Thursday, we ski the Haakon/Korte/Birkie Saturday, drive to Minneapolis (3 hrs) Sunday and fly home to Boston. What could go wrong?
The Thursday winter storm in the Northeast was winding down just in time for us to get out on our Friday flight to Minneapolis. Unlike most people heading out for February winter vacation week, we were heading off to where it was even colder and snowier than Boston. We arrived in town with plenty of time to get in a sunset ski as the temps dropped into the single digits. A great meal with Sue’s sister Marcia, hubby Leif and cousin Lars along with some homebrew octoberfest on tap while checking out the Olympic events of the eve made for a relaxed beginning. We were enjoying another brisk barely above 0F am ski when Leif suddenly lurched to stop behind us, garrhgh! He was skiing classic and had cranked/pulled his groin, which left him to double pole the last 3-4K back home. While Leif began to rest/rehab his groin, we packed up and headed out for Middleton Wisconsin with light snow falling. You would think these Minnesotans would know how to drive in the snow by now considering the winter thus far, but nooooo. We had barely been on the road 10 minutes when we saw the first gumby stuck crunched sideways and backwards into the left guard rail. By the time we escaped the traffic glommage of Minneapolis, I had counted 10 plus cars in the ditch. The snow followed us all the way to Middleton and there was one last yahoo off the road right before our last exit, but we completed the drive with no personal off-roading. (more…)