Friday, February 15

Weekly roundup: world records and more

Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love: Friday potluck! This week's theme: world records.

Age is just a number

Ida Keeling, at 97 years of age, set a world record in 100-meter dash. Ida needed to break 59 seconds to set the record in her age group: 95+. She completed the run in 51.85.
(Try this link if the video does not play...)

(More) World records

National Geographic Kids amassed the largest collection of shoes for recycling, setting a new Guinness World Record.
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(And even more) World records

6 runners will line up on the beach in Destin, FL this weekend to compete for a world record in the longest distance run on sand in 24 hours. All I can think of is the sand-related chafing...

Good for a giggle

I have no idea why this made me laugh as hard as it did... but... enjoy!

Running shoe inflation
...and no, I don't mean Reebok Pump or Nike Air

The Running Moron dug through the data for four major shoe companies to compile information about the number of brands offered, and the price per pair of shoesAs a number-cruncher by day, and a runner by night, I say "bravo" to TRM for his painstaking research.

Men aren't from Mars

New research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology offers proof that men and women are not as different as pop culture headlines, like 'Men are from Mars' and 'The End of Men,' would lead the public to believe.

Quote of the week:
"Never underestimate the strength of a woman. Never mess with a woman who runs 26.2 miles for fun."
Tweeted by OneToughMotherRunner

Happy Friday, friends!

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