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Keeping Up With Jonesy

We Can’t All Be World Record Holders, But We Can Certainly Think Like One. By John Bingham   One of the fringe benefits of writing this column is that I get to meet so many great people. Some are ordinary people who are changing their lives, or the lives of those they care about, through […]

The Inner Penguin

You Have To Start Somewhere, So Why Not Join A Group Whose Motto Is: “It’s Not About Being Slow. Really…”? By John Bingham   I’m a ’90s guy. Or at least I was. That all seems so 20th century now. I’m not ready to call myself a “zero” guy, but I’ll bet there are others […]

Aged To Perfection

Two Veteran Runners Continue To Prove That It’s Never Too Late To Excel-And Inspire. By John Bingham   The late, great baseball pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige is often quoted as having said, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” He also said, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining […]

Accidental Athletes

Some Athletes Are Born. Then There Are Those (Like Me) Who Become Athletic Purely By Accident. By John Bingham You’ve seen the type. I was the youngster who took the wild hook shot that somehow went in the basket. I was the Little Leaguer who circled under a towering fly ball, held out his hands, […]

The Endurance Factor

At The Antarctica Marathon, You Must Sometimes Deal With Defeat Before Knowing If You’ve Succeeded. By John Bingham There’s a reason why Antarctica was the last continent on which a marathon was staged: The chance for success there is always overshadowed by the near certainty of failure. Even the greatest Antarctica explorers have learned this […]

While You Were Out

Need A Reason To Listen To Your Body? Try Watching Runners Undergo Surgery. By John Bingham   Most of us see only the ceilings of operating rooms. We’re wheeled in on a gurney, moved to the operating table, where we take a few whiffs of something, and the next thing we know we’re in recovery. […]

Stranger In Paradise

Honolulu’s Marathon Has A Few PR’s But Many Best Times. By John  Bingham I managed to get to the Honolulu Marathon starting line at 5 a.m. last December, but it certainly didn’t feel normal. First off, I’m not a “morning person.” The idea of running at 5 in the morning rarely crosses my mind. When […]

Going With The Flow

Why Runners Should Set Their Sights On Their Next Steps, Instead Of Where They’ve Already Been. By John Bingham It’s been said that you can never put your foot in the same river twice. Rivers are alive, flowing, and in constant motion. The river that was there a moment ago is long gone. The same […]

Running Forever

In His 100th Column, The Author Remember How His Running Life Began, And Why It’ll Never Get Old. By John Bingham   There was a time when becoming a runner was the farthest thing from my mind. Runners were, or so I thought, a lost group of tortured souls with tortured soles, achy muscles, and […]

The Edge Of Running

Our Sport Lets Us Boldly Go Where Few People Go Anymore–To The Unknown. By John Bingham Those of us growing up in the 1950s had one big advantage over today’s kids. No, we didn’t have PlayStation or GameCube. There were no MP3 players, no iPods, no cell phones. No cable–we didn’t even have color TV. […]