The Race That Tried to Heal a New York Neighborhood

In the summertime of 1992, an undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic named José “Kiko” García was killed by a police officer in Washington Heights, the stretch of upper Manhattan which again then experienced an unenviable status of being the “most murderous neighborhood” in New York City. Subsequent tranquil protests led by town councilman Guillermo Linares finally devolved into days of rioting. According to The New York Times, the conflagration resulted in 139 arrests, 14 developing fires, and 121 destroyed autos, as many firms in Washington Heights closed up store to wait around out the storm. 

Just one establishment

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What We Learn When Humans Race Against Horses

Again in the summer time of 1980, the barkeep of the Neuadd Arms Resort in the Welsh city of Llanwrtyd Wells overheard two gentlemen arguing about one of these hypothetical queries that inevitably appear up after a few pints of cwrw. Who would deal with a very long distance above mountainous terrain a lot more immediately, they wondered: a human or a horse? The bartender, a gentleman named Gordon Green, was intrigued—and the celebration he established up, a 22-mile challenge regarded as the Gentleman Versus Horse Marathon, has been working yearly ever considering the fact that.

The solution, it

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A (Reluctant) Case for the Virtual Race

For several runners, 2020 will go down (in infamy) as the yr of the “virtual race.” In late Might, the Boston Athletic Affiliation declared that the 2020 Boston Marathon would be a digital-only party. The New York Street Runners had to cancel very last month’s Brooklyn 50 %, but their digital edition of the race still had about eight,000 finishers. In a novel get on the structure, Millennium Working, an party organization and brick and mortar functioning keep based mostly in Bedford, New Hampshire, has made a marked 5K training course with a fully automatic chip timing program. For 10

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Spartan Race Plans a Comeback Despite the Coronavirus

In reaction to the COVID-19 outbreak, just about all sports activities have been canceled. That goes for everything from your nearby 5K to the Tour de France and the Summer Olympics. But at least a single function has determined that a worldwide pandemic will not get in the way of making it possible for athletes to check their mettle. 

“If you are way too fearful to dwell a Spartan everyday living because of to a virus, then you are now lifeless,” Joe De Sena, CEO of Spartan Race, told Obstacle Racing Media after asserting the return of the race on

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New York Leads Race to Expand Coronavirus Testing

March fourteen, 2020 — Shortly immediately after eight a.m. Friday, autos began to creep up the bridge to Glen Island, a rolling 105-acre shoreline park in New Rochelle, NY, that has been closed to the general public and repurposed as a push-through screening center for COVID-19.

Three huge white occasion tents, like the type utilised for marriage receptions, are established up in a huge parking ton. Cars and trucks pull out of the secure “chilly zone” into a tent, which gets a “scorching zone” as shortly as the passengers roll down their windows. There, well being treatment employees, who are

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