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Ride Free: Mayor of the B&A trail, Tom Caraker, dies at 84

The Baltimore & Annapolis Trail has lost its mayor. Thomas H. Caraker III, 84, died on Sunday. Caraker had been fighting pancreatic cancer since February. Caraker had a few nicknames. He was Crackerbox Tom, Tomboy or Trailblazer Tom to some, but the nickname he lived up to most was “Mayor of the...

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  • NYC Marathon sets world record

    NYC Marathon sets world record

    The New York City Marathon set a record for the most finishers of any marathon worldwide — 51,812. Organizers said Monday the total topped the mark of 51,394 from the 2016 NYC Marathon. The race through the city's five boroughs Sunday was watched by more than 1 million spectators on a crisp fall...

  • Kenya's Mary Keitany wins fourth NYC Marathon in five years

    Kenya's Mary Keitany wins fourth NYC Marathon in five years

    The onslaught of four American women finishing seventh or better and four U.S. men finishing in the top 10 in Sunday’s New York City Marathon was impressive and encouraging. What truly captivated was the dominating, victorious rush from Kenya’s Mary Keitany over the second half of the race. Keitany...

  • Runners now entering virtual marathons to qualify for the real thing

    Runners now entering virtual marathons to qualify for the real thing

    The New York City Marathon is so popular that hundreds of runners are planning to brave the 26.2-mile distance on their own — no fuel stalls, no Gatorade tables, no bathroom stations, not even any cheer zones — just for a shot to take on the real thing next year. This weekend, 500 endurance enthusiasts...

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  • Light Street Bicycles in Federal Hill to close after 28 years

    Light Street Bicycles in Federal Hill to close after 28 years

    Light Street Bicycles is closing after 28 years in Federal Hill, the owner announced Monday. The building at 1124 Light St. is being sold, and the record rainfall this summer, combined with increased competition from online retailers and the most miserable Orioles season in history, made for a...

  • Chris Dollar: No changes for current goose season

    Chris Dollar: No changes for current goose season

    As strange as it sounds, I wasn’t invited to any Halloween parties. Not a single one. Shocking, I know, and I’d like to think more than likely an innocent oversight. Or perhaps it’s because of the costume I wore back in 2004. Some folks have no sense of humor. At any rate, with the second split...

  • Adventurer completes 157-day, 1,791-mile swim around Britain

    A 33-year-old British endurance athlete stepped ashore on an English beach Sunday, becoming the first person to swim around the coast of Great Britain. Ross Edgley spent 157 days in the water and covered 1,791 miles (2,883 kilometers). He swam in six-hour stints, sleeping in his support boat. He...

  • Bill May: Panfish to the rescue

    Bill May: Panfish to the rescue

    “For the record, this year was the worst for weather in my 37 years as a full-time, professional guide and fishing instructor.” Ken Penrod’s year-end weekly fishing report echoes my take on this year. It’s been tough on local waters, with lots of rain, high winds and high and muddy rivers. But,...

  • San Diego captain’s big fish worth whopping $3,004,900

    San Diego captain’s big fish worth whopping $3,004,900

    What lurks beneath the deep, unpredictable blue water of the Bisbee’s Black & Blue marlin tournament off the coast of Cabo San Lucas comes in two distinct forms. There’s brutal heartbreak, as San Diego captain Evan Salvay suffered when a 442-pound blue marlin that many times would have cashed a...

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