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The benefits of having a lake monster

May 21st, 2015 10:46 am by Tony Casey

The Tennessee Valley Authority could use a monster, or the inkling of a monster, right now in Boone Lake, to bring out boaters, explorers, scientists and recreational types.

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You had Michael Jordan. I had Haile Gebrselassie. - VIDEO

May 14th, 2015 8:57 am by Tony Casey

I consider the bubbly, small-bodied man the greatest distance runner the world has ever seen. How do I formulate my opinion on this when Gebrselassie is not the owner of the coveted 5,000 and 10,000-meter world records, nor the half and full marathon worl

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Why soccer players make the best distance runners

Why soccer players make the best distance runners

May 7th, 2015 8:48 am by Tony Casey

I think it's important for young kids to play a team sport. They learn social skills that running doesn't foster nearly as well. I think soccer forms a great endurance foundation for aspiring young runners and, frankly, for most kids, is more fun than jus

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Tennessee, where the rivers are running dirty

April 30th, 2015 9:06 am by Tony Casey

There is only one state in the United States that has two rivers on the environmental group American Rivers' "endangered" list, and that state is no other than the Volunteer state.

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East Tennesseans, don't treat your best friends like that

April 23rd, 2015 9:04 am by Tony Casey

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated," once said Mahatma Gandhi.

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Marathon Monday should be a campus-wide holiday for ETSU

Marathon Monday should be a campus-wide holiday for ETSU

April 16th, 2015 9:19 am by Tony Casey

Not many universities across the U.S. have the privilege of being able to say that a graduate has a Boston Marathon title next to his or her name, and ETSU should take full advantage of the opportunity.

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Lopez Lomong: Running for the United States - VIDEO

April 9th, 2015 9:14 am by Tony Casey

Shortly after finishing the particularly hilly 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes and 27.7 seconds, the Tully senior was cranking out the easiest, most fluid chin-ups I'd ever seen, one after another, for what seemed to be 15 minutes. He did this until the rec

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I have far too many running medals

April 2nd, 2015 9:12 am by Tony Casey

Let me preface what I'm going to say next with my acknowledgement that completing a foot race of any distance, from 5K to a full marathon and beyond is an accomplishment and deserving of all due credit.

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I don't want to smell or see your butts

March 26th, 2015 9:02 am by Tony Casey

I'm not sure how it came about, but apparently, smokers are under the impression that their cigarettes are completely natural. Paper surrounding the tobacco comes from trees, the tobacco is farmed from the ground just like the filter which - I once was to

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Five Tri-Cities half marathons in eight months is Beastly

March 19th, 2015 10:46 am by Tony Casey

The half marathon is the most popular road racing distance in the United States, and it's no surprise that within the Tri-Cities area there is a series that challenges participants to complete five 13.1-mile races in just eight months.

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Caffeine: Morning-enhancer or performance-enhancing drug?

March 12th, 2015 9:49 am by Tony Casey

I'm not one of these people. I'm not anti-caffeine by any means, but I've never noticed a jolt from drinking coffee, soda, energy drinks or running energy gels. And I've tried on occasional, leaving myself wondering whether I'm broken or my body just does

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