Canadian Running - - THE WARM-UP -

Melissa Bishop has more com­pe­ti­tion, as Gen­zebe Dibaba moves to the 800m

Canada’s Melissa Bishop has yet another world class run­ner to bat­tle t his year. Ethiopia’s Gen­zebe Dibaba, the world record holder in the 1,500m, has de­cided to dab­ble in the 800m, Bishop’s event. Bishop is Canada’s record holder, but she just missed the podium at last year’s Olympics, plac­ing fourth. Dibaba has run world class 800m times in the sec­ond half of a 1,500m race.

Go­rilla runs a marathon in Lon­don, takes six days to fin­ish

English po­lice off icer Tom Har­ri­son com­pleted this year’s Lon­don Marathon six days af­ter the race be­gan, wear­ing a go­rilla cos­tume. Har­ri­son, who goes by “Mr. Go­rilla,” raised more than a re­ported $45,000 for char­ity com­plet­ing the 42.2k route on his hands and knees or feet. He com­pleted the Lon­don Marathon for the Go­rilla Or­ga­ni­za­tion, a con­ser­va­tion ef­fort to “save the world’s last re­main­ing go­ril­las from ex­tinc­tion.” The 41-year-old slept at friends’ houses, com­plet­ing a por­tion of the marathon route each day. Har­ri­son was out on the marathon course for 10 –12 hours per day, well af­ter all the race equip­ment had been put away.

Regis­tra­tion date for the Bos­ton Marathon, last chance Cana­dian races

Got a qual­i­fy­ing time for the 2018 Bos­ton Marathon? Regis­tra­tion opens on Mon­day, Sept. 11, 2017, at 10 a.m. ET. The Bos­ton Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion will use the same process to reg­is­ter qual­i­fied run­ners as it has used in re­cent years, al­low­ing the fastest qual­i­fiers in their gen­der and age group to reg­is­ter first. The 122nd Bos­ton Marathon will be held on Mon­day, April 16, 2018. The qual­i­fy­ing times for the 2018 Bos­ton Marathon re­main un­changed from re­cent years. Be­ware, achiev­ing the qual­i­fy­ing stan­dard does not guar­an­tee en­try. Those who are fastest among the pool of ap­pli­cants in their age and gen­der group will be ac­cepted.

Man chugs 13 beers dur­ing half-marathon, fin­ishes in 1:43

Uni­ver­sity of Notre Dame se­nior Em­met Far­nan drank one beer for each of a half-marathon’s 13 miles (21k). He opted to drink the beers via the shot­gun method – pok­ing a hole to­wards the bot­tom of the can and drink­ing through said hole af­ter open­ing the tab – Far­nan ran the beer half-marathon in 1:43:42, 4:45 per kilo­me­tre pace, while drink­ing, for 21.1k.

He cap­tured the en­tire r un on cam­era – a re­quire­ment for record­keep­ing pur­poses – and the video, which con­tains some nsfw lan­guage, has been seen more than 157,000 times on YouTube. The drink­ing was done as part of an of­fi­cial race, the Holy Half-Marathon, a stu­dent-or­ga­nized event in South Bend, Ind. A friend car­ried the beer while bik­ing along­side Far­nan for quick ac­cess at each mile marker. It was a last-minute de­ci­sion as Far­nan cap­tioned the end-of-race photo with the hash­tag #IMadeThisDe­ci­sionYes­ter­day.

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