COSTUMES

Greetings From The Tokyo Marathon!

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On Sunday, thousands of runners from across the world competed in the Tokyo Marathon in, I’m guessing, Japan, and the big winner was Ethiopia’s Hailu Mekonnen, who finished in first place and strengthened my belief that people from Africa are good runners.

FUN WITH STEREOTYPES

Japanese Runner Plays By Own Rules

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Only a week ago, Natsuki Terada was at the top of his game.

AS SEEN ON TV

You May Now Wager On Al Roker

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An online sportsbook is taking wagers on the times of celebrities participating in the upcoming New York City Marathon.

whoops

Kenyans Get Lost During Marathon, Get Paid Anyway

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Weird running story from Iowa: Two Kenyan marathon runners actually got lost while running the Quad-Cities Marathon, which is not to be confused with the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quad_City_DJ's">Quad City DJ's</a>, whose 1996 single, "C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)" made it to No.

BEER

The Healthiest Alcoholic Ever

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Does combining your favorite thing in the world with your least favorite thing in the world make the thing you hate better, or the thing you love worse.

MARATHONS

ANNE V DOES IT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/anne_v_1.jpeg"></a>Most of us know Anne Vyalitsyna as supermodel Anne V from SI's swimsuit issue, but this weekend she'll trade in her two-pieces and body paint for running shoes as her efforts to raise money for people with disabilities culminate at the New York City Marathon this weekend.

KENYA

MARATHON DELAYED BY TRAIN

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That actually happened in Des Moines, where would be marathoners were held up on the course as a train passed through.

MARATHONS

KARA GOUCHER MISSED IT BY NINE SECONDS

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A Boston Marathon that saw <a href="http://www.sportressofblogitude.com/2009/04/21/radio-host-from-boston-causes-controversy-and-it-has-nothing-to-do-with-nappy-headed-hos/">a bomb scare</a> yesterday also nearly saw its first American winners since 1985.




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