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Escalante Canyons Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Escalante Canyon’s Marathon Medal (2014)

Escalante Canyons Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Escalante Canyon’s Marathon that took place on October 11, 2014 in Boulder, Utah.

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[medal photo submitted by Dallas Smith – @smithbend]

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VOTE: Best Race Medal for Week of October 6, 2014

VOTE: Best Race Medal for Week of October 6, 2014

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Fort 2 Base Medal
Fort 2 Base Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Cloudspitter 50K Medal
Cloudspitter 50K Medal 2014 Closeup - Run It Fast

Basingstoke Half Marathon Medal
Basingstoke Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Adams County Marathon Medal
Adams County Marathon 2014 - Run It Fast

Bournemouth Half Marathon Medal
Bournemouth Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Wineglass Marathon & Half Marathon Medals
Wineglass Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast Wineglass Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Southern Tennessee Power Classic Marathon Medal
Southern Tennessee Power Classic Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

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Eliude Kipchoge Wins Chicago Marathon 2014

Eliude Kipchoge Wins the 2014 Chicago Marathon

Eliude Kipchoge Wins Chicago Marathon 2014

Eliude Kipchoge Wins 2014 Chicago Marathon

Kenya’s Eliude Kipchoge won the 2014 Chicago Marathon on Saturday in a time of 2:04:11.

The 29-year old ran a 1:02:11 first half and finished it with a slight negative split of 1:02:00 over the last 13.1 miles. It was a tight top-3 with less than 21 seconds separating the three.

His fellow countrymen helped sweep the podium with second place going to Sammy Kitwara in 2:04:28 and third place going to Dickson Chumba in 2:04:32.

The highest finishing American was Bobby Curtis finishing in 9th place in 2:11:20.

Rita Jeptoo Top Woman at 2014 Chicago Marathon

On the women’s side, the great Rita Jeptoo (Kenya) won the Chicago Marathon in a time of 2:24:35.

Second place went to Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba in 2:25:37 and third place to Kenyan Florence Kiplagat in 2:25:57.

Highest finished American woman was Amy Hastings in 5th place with a time of 2:27:03.

Full Results from the 2014 Chicago Marathon (HERE)

Both winners won $100,000 each for their wins. Jeptoo won an additional $55,000 for the series win.

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Adams County Marathon 2014 – Run It Fast

Adams County Marathon Medal (2014)

Adams County Marathon 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Adams County Marathon that took place on September 27, 2014 in Union, Ohio.

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[medal photo submitted by Larry Keister (@royalkeister)

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Southern Tennessee Power Classic Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Southern Tennessee Power Classic Marathon Medal (2014)

Southern Tennessee Power Classic Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Southern Tennessee Power Classic Marathon that took place on October 4, 2014 in Winchester, Tennessee.

This was the 5th running of this race. For the first four years it was called the Southern Tennessee Plunge Marathon.

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[medal photo submitted by RIF #4 Marj Mitchell (@marathonmarj)]

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VOTE: Best Race Medal for Week of September 22, 2014

VOTE: Best Race Medal for Week of September 22, 2014

Vote for the Best Race Medal for the Week of September 22, 2014 

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Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K Medal
Los Angeles Dodgers 5K 2014 - Run It Fast

Bristol Half Marathon Medal
Bristol Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Gorgeous Relay Medal
Gorgeous Relay Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Reigate Half Marathon Medal
Reigate Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Ironman Maryland Medal
Ironman Maryland Medal (2014)

The Barkley Fall Classic Medal
Barkley Fall Classic Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Air Force Marathon & Half Marathon Medals
Air Force Marathon Medal 2014 Keister - Run It Fast Air Force Half Marathon Medal Demark cu 2014 - Run It Fast

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2014 Berlin Marathon Top 10 Results – Run It Fast

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto Crushes Marathon World Record

The marathon World Record was crushed by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto on Sunday at the Berlin Marathon where Dennis ran a 2:02:57 becoming the first human to ever break 2 hours and 3 minutes for 26.2 miles.

Kimetto took 26 seconds off the World Record that was set at last year’s Berlin Marathon by fellow countryman Wilson Kipsang.

Kimetto’s the best marathoner in the world having won three of the world’s six major marathons in the past year.

He kicked it up a notch to leave Emmanuel Mutai in his wake with less than 5 kilometers to go. Mutai’s second place finish broke the previous World Record as well. Mutai finished in 2:03:13. Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma took third in 2:05:56.

2014 Berlin Marathon Top 10 Results - Run It Fast

Kimetto ran a negative split, running the second half of the race 33 seconds than the first half. His WR pace for 26.2 miles was an astonishing 4 minutes and 41 seconds per mile.

Dennis Kimetto’s Marathon-ology

  1. Berlin Marathon – 2:02:57 (September 28, 2014) WR/Won
  2. Chicago Marathon – 2:03:45 (October 13, 2013) CR/Won
  3. Berlin Marathon – 2:04:16 (September 30, 2012) 2nd Place/1 second behind winner
  4. Tokyo Marathon – 2:06:50 (February 24, 2013) CR/Won

Kimetto plans to run next in the New York City Marathon in just a few weeks.

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Shia LaBeouf Metamarathon Squat in Amsterdam – Run It Fast

Actor Shia LaBeouf Runs ‘Metamarathon’ in Amsterdam

Shia LaBeouf Metamarathon Squat in Amsterdam - Run It Fast

Actor Shia Labeouf, known of late for his erratic off-screen behavior, ran what he dubbed a ‘#Metamarathon‘ over the weekend in Amsterdam (while wearing “day-glo spandex” or “violet and green lyca” depending upon the source).

The ‘Metamarathon’ consisted of Labeouf running 144 times around the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam. No word yet on how far it actually is around the museum.

Museum curator Hendrik Folkerts tried to explain what the heck LaBeouf was doing running 144 circles around the outside of the museum to The Independent:

Hendrik Folkerts, the Stedelijk museum’s public curator, explained toAFP that he was hosting a conference about how the world would be perceived by children of the Eighties if they were similarly absorbed by social media and the cult of the celebrity.

“As we are having a ‘marathon’ conference inside the Stedelijk, we also wanted a reflection of that outside,” he said. “Nobody can do it better than Shia and the other artists at this performance.”

Shia posted on Twitter his Nike+ GPS data for his ‘Metamarathon’ which clearly shows that 26.87 miles were covered:

However, not so fast my friends! Although Shia’s Nike+ travelled 26.8 miles, it appears according to the museum’s Twitter feed that spectators could watch Shia run, run with him, or run FOR him, hmmmm!

A look at Shia’s Twitter feed in recent days shows the hard training he put into getting ready for his one-man race:

Shia LaBeouf  Metamarathon Training - Run It Fast

But perhaps he was leaving subtle clues days before the ‘race’ via Twitter to his rules for his marathon:

PERFORMANCES!

Congrats to Shia’s Nike+ on completing the one-man ‘Metamarathon.’

Watch Shia running his ‘Metamarathon’ with a Fellow Runner Below:

In all seriousness, Shia got many people out there to be physically active in running a lap with him or for him. And that’s a great thing to espouse to help inspire others to take up a healthier lifestyle.

PS: Remember to tell the next person that asks about your jogging that you are a performer not a jogger.

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VOTE: Best Race Medal for Week of September 15, 2014

VOTE: Best Race Medal for Week of September 15, 2014

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Stanky Creek 50K/25K Medal
Stanky Creek 50K-25K Medal - 2014 - Run It Fast

Maritime Race Weekend Medals
Maritime Race Weekend Medals - 2014 - Run It Fast

Belfast Half Marathon Medal
Belfast Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Six Days in the Dome Buckle
Six Days in the Dome Buckle - 2014 - Run It Fast

Medellin De Las Flores Half Marathon Medal
Maraton Me Las Flores Medellin

Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Buckle
Pine to Palm 100 Mile Buckle Bell 2014 - Run It Fast

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What is Badass According to Siri?

The Unspoken Rules of Being a BADASS: A Runner’s Guide

Badass Legends of Running: Ted Corbitt, Gordy Ainsleigh, Steve Prefontaine, Meb Keflezighi

The Unspoken Rules of Being a Badass:

1. First rule of being a badass. A badass does not talk about being a badass. Period.

So many runners break this rule. It is the most important badass rule. Even if you are a badass, stating it to others, automatically disqualifies you from being a badass! There is no exception to this rule.

It’s fine to post to social media about your run/race result and how you placed or finished. It’s not ok to call yourself a badass in that same status update or hashtag. Our friends are extremely praiseworthy when we share our accomplishments on social media. If they read your update and you did something even borderline badass you can be sure one of them will anoint you ‘Badass’ in your comments.

However, badass is an often overused phrase even when others use it to respond to something you’ve posted on Facebook. It’s almost become code for “Good Job!”

True badasses are called badasses behind their backs when others are talking about them without their knowledge.

Let someone else annunciate your badass coronation!

2. A badass does not try to be a badass or look tough. A badass simply is a badass. A badass stays true to themselves, always. This means being themselves for themselves, and not being fake to impress others..

This one is pretty self explanatory! Be you!! If you cheat, cut courses, hop in vans during a race to get to the finish, or exaggerate/lie about your achievements to sell books or garner sponsorships then you are not a badass. Instead you are just a very bad person.

3. A badass does not give up. Badasses will always push themselves for the better, no matter how hard it gets.

Every runner you’ve ever considered a badass has had one thing in common, that’s that they never give up, no matter how tough it gets, or the unseen obstacles and hurdles that might pop up and slap them in the face along the way.

4. A badass is not a jerk! A badass does not prey on the weak. A badass shows kindness in return to those who are kind.

We all know sub-3 marathoners, elites and even non-elites, that have amazing running resumes, but who are simply jerks to others, and runners they consider ‘beneath’ them, by refusing to take photos, acknowledge, etc. You aren’t a badass if you are jerk to others, period.

5. A badass knows his or her limits. Don’t be stupid! You’re not Superman, you’ll die if you jump off a building.

If you end up in the ambulance week in and week out before, after, or during a race then you are just being stupid, putting yourself and others in danger.  Don’t be a dumb-ass!

6. A badass does not make enemies or go looking for fights. They don’t fight fights that aren’t worth fighting either.

Fights might find a badass, but that’s usually out of jealous or envy from the other party. A badass won’t go looking for a fight, but he or she sure knows how to end one or is smart enough to walk away from something stupid (see #4 and #5).

7. A badass doesn’t have to be a certain age. There are no age restrictions or expiration dates to being a badass.

It doesn’t matter if you are 12 or 92, a badass is a badass. Although if they are a minor you might simply want to refer to them as a “bad donkey!”

8. A badass isn’t always the fastest or strongest. However, a badass will grit & grind and give it all he or she has to achieve a desired result or help someone else out in need.

There is no BQ or shiny 100-mile buckle required to be a badass. Often times the most impressive badasses are those that have overcome hardships, bad luck, minimal talent, a disability, or something else that the elite runner never has to endure or even consider along their way to glory. You can totally be a badass by sacrificing your race to help a fallen runner or help another runner finish that likely would not have finished without your encouragement, support, and company.

9. A badass is not afraid of a challenge or failure. Most badasses have no noticeable fear because they aren’t afraid to fail. They’ve failed before and realized it wasn’t the end of their inquisitiveness. This enables them to take on and often knock off major challenges that others wouldn’t dare attempt.

Badasses have scars, and those scars are often from failures, messing up, or misstepping. A badass will take on epic things because he or she knows that true failure comes from a lifetime of regrets of not trying or attempting to maximize their talents or gifts.

10. A badass never takes him or herself too seriously

Seriously!

These are simple and easy rules to follow to help determine if someone else is in fact a badass.

Once you start calling yourself a badass, a blatant violation of rule #1, you become a Kanye West-like caricature of running grandiloquence.

When that happens, no matter if you are the greatest, or a tough mofo, you automatically will rub people the wrong way and trigger them to pick you apart or look for reasons to counter your self-proclamation.

Clint Eastwood never had to grab a megaphone and tell the world that he was a “Badass,” but almost every human on the planet knows that Eastwood was, and remains to this day, a badass of epic badassery.

A runner’s legs and drive, not their mouth, determine one’s badassery!

What is Badass According to Siri?

Siri chimes in with her thoughts on what constitutes a badass. You’ll also note in the graph above the extreme usage uptick of the term in the past decade.

The term originated in the United States in the 1950’s as a slang term combining the words bad+ass according to the British Dictionary.

Oxford Dictionary

badass (n.)A tough, uncompromising, or intimidating person: one of them is a real badass, the other’s pretty friendly

A formidably impressive person: she is so wonderful, so sweet, so rad, so amazing; she’s a badass

badassery (n.): behavior, characteristics, or actions regarded as intimidatingly tough or impressive. See: Seal Team 6; people saving other people from sharks; most things done by Samuel L. Jackson

Don’t judge anyone too harshly for calling him or herself a badass. They likely are just uninformed of these unspoken rules and have likely fallen into the trap of our current over-usage of the phrase. Now you can simply point them to these rules by sharing this post.

[Rules 1-6 via Urban Dictionary. Rules 7-10 and all commentary by Joshua Holmes]

Top Photo – Badass Legends of Running: Ted Corbitt, Gordy Ainsleigh, Steve Prefontaine, Meb Keflezighi

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