Table of Contents – July-Aug ’08


40    Shalane Flanagan Puts Her Right Foot Forward
Competing in the 2004 Olympics while needing corrective foot surgery, Marblehead, MA native Shalane Flanagan ran 2005 in pain and took 2006 off. Her revised post-surgery training has paid huge dividends over the past two years and most recently delivered an American record at 10,000m as she readies for the US Trials and beyond.
by Tom Derderian

46    Fast Lane Event
It’s been a ferocious froth of Nor’easters and torrential rain for the Pub Series’ troika of stops on the Cape for the Irish Village 5-Miler. Dublin native and RD Kevin Enright looks at the record fields, the horrendous weather and wonders whether to invest in Pub Series bumpershoots or give the Series the boot.
by Bob Fitzgerald

Spotlight On…

52    Speed, Smarts and Good Cheer: Say Hello to Peter Kosgei
Kasabet, Kenya’s Peter Kosgei arrived at Hamilton College, a D3 liberal arts school in Clinton, NY, versed in academics but short on track or cross country training. He now owns every school record from 800m to 5,000m and has won five national titles. The best is yet to come-he’s just a sophomore.
by Hannah Wolcott


2    Editor’s Letter

6    Scenic Stridings
Kensington Gardens
text and photos by FitzFoto


20    Intervals
Cookbook Raises Money for Two Athlete’s Causes; Flora Out, Virgin in for 2010 London Marathon; Say It Ain’t So…Fire Hits FX Matt’s Brewery; ING Hartford Marathon Recognized Among Nation’s “Greenest‰Û_åÂVbCrLf; Distance Hall of Fame Inducts Burfoot; Nate the Great, Pen in Hand

28    Letters from Readers

30    Club Notes
Making the Most of Summer
by Lonny Townley

32    Nutrition
The Beat Goes On: Heart Health
by Nancy Clark

34    Sports Medicine
A Grateful Heart
by Mark Buciak

36    Training Talk ‘Round the Barber’s Chair
Old Fast Runners & Their Adaptive Strategies
by John Barbour

48    It’s Not Always About the Run
The Martian Marathon in Dearborn, Michigan
by the Three Amigos

50    It’s Not Always About the Run, Part Deux
The Pocono Mountain Run for the Red Marathon in Stroudsburg, PA
by the Three Amigos

58    My Word
A Wall of Doctors
by Tom Derderian

60    Retro Running
Remembering Running on Gas Power
by John J. Kelley, illustration by Andy Yelenak

62    Track Tidings
Flanagan Flys to US 10,000m Record; Dibaba Breaks 5,000 World Record in Oslo; Thunderous Bolt Illuminates Reebok Grand Prix; Wheating First Vermont Native to Notch Sub-4; Chanelle Price Breaks US High School 800M Record; Collegiate NCAA’s Round-up; Duo Goes for US Trials Standard at USATF New England Championships

68    Race Results
Seven State Reviews from New England and New York; Plus, Faces at Races

89    Running Around the World
Ocean State’s Pelletier Torches Broad Street; Cheruiyot Completes Hat Trick, Women’s Record in Ottawa; Ex Hurtin’ For Certain’s Simoniatis, NY’s Martin Top Age-Graded at Masters 10K Championship; Fast Tracks…

92    Our Back Page
Aging Gratefully
by Heather McKeown

About the Cover: Marblehead, MA native Shalane Flanagan’s transcendent run to the US 10,000m record as captured by her mother, Cheryl Treworgy.
photo by Cheryl Treworgy

Tof C.jpg: Striding along Lake Champlain with the Adirondacks in the distance, Warwick, RI’s Matt Pelletier closes in on a third straight win at the 20th KeyBank Vermont City Marathon.
Photo by Kate Carter

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