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    The Barkley Marathons

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    I. Course Description The Barkley Marathons are run in the Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area near Oak Ridge in Tennessee. The park is bordered by two prisons and a coal mine and is thirty five minutes away from closest the city. The course consists of a twenty mile loop, which for the most part traces the border of the park. The actual length of the course is an issue of large debate however. The twenty mile figure was derived by the race director from a topographic map. Most that have run

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    The Benefits of Running

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    2014. "Learn The Important Benefits Of Running." Mind Body Connection. Chestermeremindbodyconnection.com, 2012. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. Liberman, Art, Stephen Pribut, and Carlo DeVito. The Everything Running Book: From Circling the Block to Completing a Marathon, Tricks and Tips to Make You a Better Runner. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2002. Print. Luff, Christine. "Benefits of Running." About.com Running & Jogging. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2014. "Top 10 Reasons to Run for a Charity." Realbuzz 4. N.p., n.d. Web

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    Running Boom of the 1970s

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    F.Bibliography "Aerobics." Encyclopedia Brittanica. N.p., n.d. Web. 2013. "The Defining Running Shoes of the 70s." Sneaker Report. N.p., n.d. Web. 2013. "Kathrine Switzer, Pioneering Boston Marathon Runner, on Fight to Stay in 1967 Male-Dominated Race." YouTube. YouTube, 26 Feb. 2013. Web. 02 Nov. 2013. Kennedy, John. "The Soft American." - 12.26.60. N.p., 26 Dec. 1960. Web. 7 Feb. 2014. Lambrecht, Nathalie. "The Running Boom of the 1970s

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    Running

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    Running is very good for humans in many different ways. It is a great way to get exercise, and a great way to meet new people. There are many positives, and some negatives, it is easy, enjoyable and makes humans more social, you can do it at anytime, and it relieves stress rather than give stress. Although there are some negatives with running, there are also many positives. Many people run because of the health reasons. It is good for the heart and lungs and people run in the fresh air. Running

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    have any now? Great reasoning for a 5th grader, but this thinking contained a few flaws. To start out, there are 3 types of people in the world. The first kind will generally always try their best and be a competitor in life. They treat life as a marathon that needs a steady vigil pace to complete. The second is the person the will try to complete the absolute bear minimum to survive and occasionally misjudges what is needed done. The third and final is the person that absolutely cannot find any reason

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    The Slums

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    school to pursue my only chance of success; long distance running. My dream would be to win the marathon that will be held in Chicago next month. If I win this race, I will receive $50,000 and hopefully a contract with Nike. There is only one problem that I face; there are a few women that are faster than I am. I am in constant training, and I have placed amongst the top ten women in the Boston Marathon, but I have never won a major race. How am I going to win when there are other people that can

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    glory or fame or any of that. It's a very spiritual thing. You're looking for meaning in your piece. It's a quest, almost for God. She was saying in that form (short story) it's different from the novel, like the 100-yard dash as compared to the marathon. Things have to be a lot more dramatic in a short story, and they have to happen fast, and there's not room to fudge or write a bad line or lose your reader. And when it's all over, the person better go, "That did something for me." That's what Flannery

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    Terry Fox

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    finally overwhelmed Terry, he still overcame numerous obstacles. Terry Fox had dealt with the tumor in his leg and he overcame the amputation of his leg. He also managed to train for the marathon of hope even though overcoming a physical and emotional amputation. He also was able to start his run for the marathon of Hope, by an valiant attempt to run across Canada raising money as he ran. Even though Terry Fox did not complete his goal he still lives on today in our currency, stamps, and many more

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    have in response to events that threaten or challenge them. Stress can be good or bad. Sometimes, stress is helpful, providing people with the extra energy or alertness they need. Stress could give a runner the edge he or she needs to persevere in a marathon, for example. This good kind of stress is called eustress. Unfortunately, stress is often not helpful and can even be harmful when not managed effectively. Stress could make a salesperson buckle under the pressure while trying to make a sales pitch

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    O'Manjo's Last Waltz

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    summer rituals of mowing lawns and hammering a few nails into any place they seemed to fit. I usually closed the auto parts store at 5:30 and stayed doing paperwork for another hour or so, but not on Fridays. Fridays were the finish line of a usually marathon week of complaining customers and dissatisfied employees. At 5:31, the place would be empty, dark, and eager for an echo. The old man knew this ritual, and when he came on Fridays, he usually blew in the door around 5:15. He had been coming in

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