Category Archives: Fast Fact

FAST FACT: THE MAN WHO REFUSES TO BE BEATEN

Some people don’t like to wear water belts when they run because they feel it will “weigh them down.” Just tell that to Lloyd Scott.

Here’s the latest “Fast Fact” that’s sure to make you smile.*
  

*NOTE: You can read more about Lloyd Scott’s race costumes and running adventures at his website: http://www.lloydscott.co.uk/

Run on Lloyd!

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FAST FACT: FAST VS. NOT SO MUCH…

Ever wonder which race on average has the fastest overall field and which has the slowest?*

Here’s the latest “Fast Fact” to rattle around your noggin.

*NOTE: The stat is based on races with at least 2,000 finishers. And since 4 of the 5 “slowest” half marathons on the list are Disney races, you have to figure that the median time is more than a little impacted by runners/walkers stopping to take pictures with Disney characters. Say “cheese” Mickey!

Run on!

Source: RunningUSA.org

FAST FACT: MONTH OF MARATHONS

When checking your race calendar, which month is overflowing with the most races… and “all of them” is an acceptable answer.

Here’s the latest “Fast Fact” to challenge your cabeza.

Run on!

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Source: FindMyMarathon.com

FAST FACT: MISERY LOVES COMPANY

Do you like to run “small races” or prefer the company of umpteen thousands of complete strangers?

Here’s the latest “Fast Fact” to make you go “Hmmmmm.”

Run on!

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Source: FindMyMarathon.com

FAST FACT: NORTH VS SOUTH

Do you prefer your races north or south of the “Donna Dixon”* line?

Here’s the latest “Fast Fact” to make your synapses fire (or misfire).

Run on!

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Source: FindMyMarathon.com

*NOTE: Okay, it should be the “Mason-Dixon” line, but I wanted to see if you were paying attention. For the record, Donna Dixon is an actress who appeared in the sitcom “Bosom Buddies” with Tom Hanks and in the film “Doctor Detroit” where she met and later married comedian Dan Aykroyd.

FAST FACT: “HOT OR NOT”

Do you prefer to run in a sauna or a freezer?

Here’s the latest “Fast Fact” for you to ponder.

Run on!

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Source: FindMyMarathon.com

FAST FACT: “CALIFORNIA LOVE”

Stupid traffic, smog, crazy real estate prices and earthquakes are just some of the things that make living in “The Golden State” challenging from time to time. But one thing we do have is a whole heap o’ marathons.

Here’s the latest “Fast Fact” for you to enjoy.

Run on!

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Source: FindMyMarathon.com

Note: Yes, I know Washington D.C. is not officially classified as a state, but “Districts” deserve love too.

FAST FACT: “MAY” WE RUN NOW

On Sunday, May 4th I ran the OC Marathon. It seems I had plenty of options.

Here’s the latest fast fact for you to chew on. Enjoy.

Run on!

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Source: FindMyMarathon.com

NOTE: According to the website, not all of the 2014 race dates had been confirmed, so the result is subject to change (as are most things in life).

FAST FACT: A WHOLE LOTTA RUNNERS…

Here’s the latest Fast Fact.*

Run on!

Bay to Breakers

*Source: Wikipedia (because they’re never wrong).

FAST FACT: “IN GOOD COMPANY”

Here’s my latest fast fact.*

Run on!

In Good Company

*NOTE: Statistics on this number vary from .1% up to 2% depending on the source. 

FAST FACT: MARATHON SPEED DEMONS

Here’s today’s Fast Fact. Enjoy!

Run on!

Fastest Marathon Ever

FAST FACTS: MARATHON VS. THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY

So, here’s a new feature, I’m adding to Tripping The Kenyans… the “Fast Fact.”

These are little tidbits and trivia about all things running.

Run on!

Fast Fact

Marathon vs. Cheesecake Factory

FAST FACTS: NY MARATHON THEN & NOW

Today’s fast fact has to do with the annual fall pilgrimage through New York.

Run on!

New York Marathon Fact

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