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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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Galen Rupp Prefontaine 10K Classic American Record – Run It Fast

Galen Rupp Sets New USA 10K Record

Galen Rupp set a new USA record for the 10K at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday night on the track at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Rupp ran a staggering time of 26:44:36 for the 10,000 meter race.

The record setting time is the fastest by an American, the second fastest on American soil and the 15th fastest 10K of all-time.

Check out Galen’s Splits HERE

2014 Prefontaine Classic 10K Results

Full Results:

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
1
USA
26:44.36
AR,WL
2
KEN
26:49.41
PB
3
KEN
26:52.36
PB
4
KEN
26:54.61
PB
5
KEN
27:21.61
6
KEN
27:30.94
7
BRN
27:32.96
PB
8
ERI
27:38.83
9
ETH
27:42.89
10
UGA
27:43.27
11
ERI
27:43.30
12
FRA
27:57.52
13
KEN
27:59.74
14
KEN
28:01.85
15
KEN
28:03.21
PB
USA
DNF
ETH
DNF
KEN
DNF
AUS
DNF
ETH
DNF
DJI
DNS

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We Run VZLA 10K Medal 2012

Nike 10K We Run Venezuela Medal (2012)

This is the medal for the Nike 10K We Run Venezuela that was held on November 11, 2012 in Caracas, Venezuela.

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[Medal submitted by Giancarlo Selvaggio. Follow him on Twitter @selvaggio_g]

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Lance Armstrong Was Fired Today, Several Times Over!

Lance Armstrong Was Fired Today, Several Times Over!

Lance Armstrong had a very bad day. He was given the pink slip nearly half a dozen times TODAY!

The day started with news that Armstrong was stepping down as the chairman of Livestrong, the charity he created in the wake of his cancer survival and Tour de France success, to raise money to fight cancer.

“This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart,” the cancer survivor said in a statement. “Today therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship.”

The Livestrong news came as a package deal with the major announcement from Nike that they were terminating their endorsement contract with Armstrong

“Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him,” the company said in a statement. “Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs in any manner. Nike plans to continue support of the Livestrong initiatives created to unite, inspire and empower people affected by cancer.”

After that the endorsement dominoes fell one after another starting with Anheuser-Busch announcing they wouldn’t renew their deal with Armstrong.

“We will not renew our relationship with Lance Armstrong when current contract expires”

This was followed by Trek, Giro Helmets, Honey Stinger, and 24 Hour Fitness all announcing they were severing ties with the troubled cyclist.

The sponsors are all jumping ship in wake of the insurmountable pile of evidence that Armstrong doped and cheating in winning his seven Tour de France championships.

 

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Nike Womens Half Marathon Medal 2012

Nike Women’s Half Marathon Medal (2012)

This is the “medal” for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon that was held on October 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

The medal is actually a Tiffany necklace and it’s handed out to the runners in the traditional blue Tiffany box.

MORE PHOTOS OF MARATHON/ULTRA MEDALS AND BUCKLES

[Medal photo submitted by RIF #31 Elizabeth Rehmer.  Follow her on Twitter @turtlegirl00]

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Reebok Insta Pump Fury Road (1994) Ranked #38

Complex’s Controversial List of The 50 Greatest Running Shoes of All-Time

Complex Magazine has published it’s list ofThe 50 Greatest Running Shoes of All-Time.’

Perhaps a better name would have been ‘The 27 Greatest Nike Shoes of All-Time and 23 Others.’

I don’t know if Nike owns Complex or if the Complex writers were simply trying to remember the 50 most popular pairs of shoes they saw their friends wearing through the halls of junior high school.

The #1 shoe on Complex’s list was the Nike Air Max 1 from 1987.

I’m no shoe snob and have only been running a decade or less so I don’t recognize most of these shoes, but in the past decade MANY really good shoes have been made that should have made this list.

  1. Nike Air Max 1 (1987)
  2. Nike Air Max 95 (1995)
  3. adidas ZX 500 (1984)
  4. Nike Air Max 90 (1990)
  5. New Balance 1300 (1984)
  6. Nike Cortez (1972)
  7. Nike Air Huarache (1991)
  8. adidas SL 72 (1972)
  9. adidas EQT Torsion Support (1991)
  10. ASICS GT II (1986)
  11. New Balance 1500 (1988)
  12. Nike Bermuda (1979)
  13. Nike Air Stab (1988)
  14. adidas ZX 8000 (1989)
  15. Nike Terra T/C (1981)
  16. ASICS Tiger X-Caliber (1982)
  17. Nike Zoom Preston (2000)
  18. ASICS Gel Lyte III (1990)
  19. Nike Air Footscape (1995)
  20. New Balance 577 (1989)
  21. Nike Zoom Talaria (1998)
  22. Saucony Jazz (1981)
  23. Nike Air Rift (1995)
  24. adidas Fire (1986)
  25. Nike Waffle Trainer (1975)
  26. adidas EQT Running Support (1992)
  27. Nike Zoom Spiridon (1997)
  28. Nike Air Huarache Light (1993)
  29. adidas APS (1986)
  30. Nike Epic (1984)
  31. Nike Zoom Citizen (1999)
  32. Nike Omega Flame (1983)
  33. Brooks Chariot (1983)
  34. Nike Cram Vendetta (1985)
  35. adidas Torsion SP (1995)
  36. New Balance 991 (1999)
  37. Nike Air Tailwind (1978)
  38. Reebok Insta Pump Fury Road (1994)
  39. Nike Air Mariah PR (1990)
  40. adidas Oregon Ultra Tech (1991)
  41. Nike Air Windrunner (1987)
  42. Nike Air Pegasus 92 (1992)
  43. Etonic Quasar (1984)
  44. Nike Free 5.0 (2004)
  45. Nike Zoom JST (1998)
  46. Reebok ZL6000 (1986)
  47. Nike Air Span (1989)
  48. Nike Lunar Racer (2008)
  49. Mizuno MZ-84 (1983)
  50. adidas ZX 930 (1988)

View Complex’s List Complete with Photos and Commentary @ Complex

Most runners agree that Nike makes horrible running shoes. I wore them for my very first marathon and could barely walk for two weeks afterwards.  I haven’t even thought twice about lacing up a pair of them since.

However, those that I know who wear Nike running shoes are usually elite runners and they are often wearing the Nike Lunar Racer.  The only shoe from the 2000’s that made this list.

Others I recognize on this list are the Nike Air Cortez (1972) which created a huge hoopla in the running community in the early 70’s, New Balance 991 (big boys wear), Nike Air Pegasus, and of course the Nike Air Max versions.

The list is laughable in the fact that a Reebok Insta Pump (#38) made the list.

What’s up with a shoe named after Mariah Carey (Nike Air Mariah PR #39) making the Top 50?  Surely that’s not really named after Butterfly Carey is it? Although, she first made it big around that time.

What is your favorite running shoe of all-time?  What do you think about this list?

Hat tip to @katierunsthis

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