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Extra, Extra, Run All About It: The Week in Running 10/04 - 10/11

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By Peter Washkowitz

Dear readers, let's take a look back at the week in running:

As reported in the New York Times on October 2nd, it would appear that Padma Lakshmi, the sassy host of Bravo's hit reality show "Top Chef", would most likely eat herself out of the job were it not for the treadmill. Since Ms. Lakshmi, in her capacity of the show's host, must taste each of the contestants creations every show, by the time the show has concluded her weight has gone up more pounds than chefs she has booted from the show. With that being the case, Lakshmi told reporters that, in the show's off-season, her goal is to lose at least one dress size which she added while taping the show and that "when you’re in my line of work, you need every minute you can get on the treadmill". While I have oftentimes disagrees with Padma Lakshmi on decisions regarding which chef deserved to be kicked off on a particular week, I am glad to say that I most definitely agree with her about the need for the treadmill. Ahhh, the treadmill....now that's a delicious meal!

* As profiled in the Ticker (Baruch College, New York) on October 4th, it appears that the treadmill has taken its act to Broadway! Well, actually, more like off-Broadway. But no matter its actual location, Diqui James' hit Argentinian show, Fuerzabruta, may mark the beginning of an all new theater experience for fans of plays and musicals. Rather than have its audience be mere bystanders and sit back and watch the performance, Fuerzabruta not only allows but also encourages its audience to participate in the dancing and jumping engaged in by the performers themselves. And, perhaps, Fuerzabruta's greatest scene is its opening one in which, "The central figure is a mysterious man who walks on a giant treadmill. Soon his walk turns into a run, until a loud bang is heard and blood splatters on his shirt. This man appears and disappears throughout the show". For as long as I can remember, my dopeness wife CVSW has chided me on my dis-inclination to go to Broadway plays. Well, my betrothed, not only will I definitely go see Fuerzabruta whenever you'd like, but I also have every intention of trying out for the understudy position of the mysterious man on that giant treadmill!

Next Weekend's Marathons

Saturday, October 17th
GMAA Green Mountain Marathon (South Hero, VT)
Indianapolis Marathon (Indianapolis, IN)
Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon (Kansas City, MO)
Marathon 2 Marathon (Marathon, TX)
Marathon Makeover Marathon (Ridgeland, MS)
Medoc Trail Marathon (Hollister, NC)
Siouxland Lewis & Clark Marathon (Sioux City, IA)

Sunday, October 18th
Asbury Park Relay Marathon (Asbury Park, NJ)
Atlantic City Marathon (Atlantic City, NJ)
Bay State Marathon (Lowell, MA)
Amica Insurance Breakers Marathon (Newport, RI)
Nationwide Better Health Columbus Marathon (Columbus, OH)
Des Moines Marathon (Des Moines, IA)
Detroit Free Press International Marathon (Detroit, MI)
New Mexico Cancer Center Duke City Marathon (Albuquerque, NM)
Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon (Grand Rapids, MI)
Humboldt Redwoods Marathon (Redcrest, CA)
Kennebecasis Challenge Marathon (Hampton, NB)
Cherokee Road Runners Louisville Marathon (Louisville, KY)
Mount Desert Island Marathon (Bar Harbor, ME)
New Denver Marathon (Denver, CO)
Nike Women's Marathon (San Francisco, CA)
BMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island Marathon (Charlottetown, PE)
Toronto Marathon (Toronto, ON)
Wichita Marathon (Wichita, KS)


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