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Kobe Bryant Walking on Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Kobe Bryant Running on an Anti-Gravity Treadmill (Video)

Kobe Bryant, known as one of the hardest working basketball players in NBA history, tore his achilles back in the Spring during the last week of the NBA season.

He had surgery immediately and has been posting updates on his recovery via his Twitter and Instagram.

Now comes this video (above) of Kobe (via Instagram) training on an Anti-Gravity treadmill at the Lakers’ practice facility.

Runner’s World identifies the Anti-Gravity Treadmill in this way:

AlterG treadmills allow users to run at a specified percentage of full weight bearing. Originally designed for astronauts, the treadmills have become popular among professional athletes in many sports as a way to speed recovery from injury. Alberto Salazar has broadened use of it to healthy runners; his Nike Oregon Project athletes do some of their running on AlterGs as a way to accumulate more mileage with reduced impact forces.

So it’s like the pull-up machine at your gym where you can pick which weight/% of your weight you want to actually be pulling up. Perhaps Kobe Bean was just floating inside the AlterG! It looks impressive none the less.

Kobe still has a long way to go to be ready for the NBA season, but Kobe appears ahead of schedule to make a return to the NBA sooner rather than later.

Kobe has his knees magically repaired in Germany a year or two ago. No word on how much deer-antler spray has been used on the achilles! (Joke…maybe!)

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Sheryl Crow – St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon

Sheryl Crow Runs St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon

Rock superstar Sheryl Crow ran the 2012 St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon on Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.

The weather was hot and the hills relentless, but it didn’t stop Crow from running an impressive 1:59:10.

Crow ran with bib #15465 which was registered to a Lisa Martin, a 51-year old from Franklin, TN.

Sheryl ran the half marathon to help raise money for the New Hope Academy which is a Christ-centered private school in Franklin, TN.  Crow has two adopted sons.  She ran with her ‘Run Baby Run’ team.

[images: Sheryl Crow, The Tennessean, Competitor Group, Lester Cacho/AP]

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Reese Witherspoon Running in Santa Monica (Hit by Car)

Reese Witherspoon Hit By Car While Jogging in Santa Monica

Actress Reese Witherspoon was hit by a car while out jogging yesterday in Santa Monica, California. Witherspoon was treated for minor injuries at a Santa Monica hospital after the accident.

The driver of the car was an 84-year-old woman, who failed to see Witherspoon crossing the street and plowed into her like a bull in a china shop.  The woman was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian and released from police custody.

The woman was reportedly driving around 20 MPH when she hit the Legally Blonde actress.

Reese has been released from the hospital and is resting at home according to the report.

Luckily Reese is doing alright, but the national interest of the accident should serve as a wake up call to motorists and runners, as well, to be more careful out on the roads.

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Pippa Middleton London Duathalon Cycling Photo

Pippa Middleton Rocks Highland Cross 50 Mile Duathlon

Royal little-sis Pippa Middleton competed in the 2011 Highland Cross 50 Mile Duathlon in the Scottish Highlands last weekend.

She completed the 20-mile run and 30-mile bike ride in 5:07:58.

Pips finished 15th out of 116 women who competed in the event.

Middleton competed in the BE Blenheim Triathlon Relay earlier this month where she did the running leg. Pippa has also completed a solo triathlon and several running races of varying distances.

Pippa Middleton Finishes GE Blenheim Triathlon (Photo)

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Drew Carey Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon Time

Drew Carey Runs Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in 1:57:02

Actor/comedian Drew Carey finished the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon on Sunday morning with an unofficial time of 1:57:02 according to a tweet Carey sent immediately after the race.

Carey, a former Marine, has lost nearly a 100 pounds over the last couple of years after doctors told him he was going to die if he didn’t change his eating and exercise habits.  He trained hard for his first half-marathon as his finishing time shows.

Congrats to Drew on his first half marathon!  Hopefully he will continue to run and inspire others!

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