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A serene spot in the Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park

NEW YORK — Can serenity come from suffering? For that matter, can serenity be found in New York City, specifically, in this case, the Bronx? Those are the questions I pondered as I ran the back hills of Van Cortlandt Park's famed cross-country trails. I was in the middle of a race put on by the...

Local Running

  • Abingdon athletes lead Harford efforts in Cecil County

    Scott Coon and Heather Thompson, both of Abingdon, led Harford County athletes in the North East Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon Sunday in Cecil County. Coon finished third overall among 247 competitors in the triathlon. He completed a 750-meter swim in the North East River in 13:26, a 13-mile bike...

  • Hot race in Edgewood leads to Muse, Goldsborough victories

    Hot race in Edgewood leads to Muse, Goldsborough victories

    Race director Jerry Henderson described conditions for his 5K in Edgewood Saturday simply as "hot, hot, hot" – an assessment accurate for all the races of the weekend in the most oppressive heat and humidity of the summer. Tyler Muse of Bel Air and Rachel Goldsborough of Abingdon beat the field...

  • Harford triathletes conquer venue in Lake Placid, N.Y.

    Four Harford triathletes conquered the Ironman Triathlon Sunday at one of its more scenic and challenging venues – Lake Placid, N.Y. "It was by far my best experience at an Ironman," said Mike Kemen, 52, of Bel Air, after his third completion at the 140.6-mile distance. He swam 2.4 miles in Mirror...

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