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FEATURE – Black Men Run: How Lacing Up and Joining a Group Can Save Your Life

By Joe Nuss Black Men Run started with a simple Facebook post in July 2013 when Jason Russell invited African-American men to join him for a group run. Russell started running back in 2007 after receiving a diagnosis of high ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE | Janice & Natalie Bowers

“Training for the Rambling Rose was something we got to do together. Somedays I pushed her and some days she pushed me.” Janice Bowers, 38 | Cary, NC | Mom I have always enjoyed running and biking, and thought that a triathlon ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE TRIATHLETE | Alexis John

“Imagine yourself crossing the finish line. Imagine the feeling of accomplishment you will have. If you can imagine it, there’s no reason why you can’t achieve it.” <Photo Credit: Tamara Lackey Photography> Alexis John, 26 | Raleigh, NC | Firefighter I previously ...

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2016 Gift Guide

New Balance Windcheater Hybrid Jacket Get out and get your blood flowing, no matter the weather. The lightweight Windcheater Hybrid Jacket is wind and water resistant, and has reflective details on the front and back for added visibility as you ...

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2016 BEST OF North Carolina Awards

BEST RUNNING RETAILERS Best Place to buy Running Shoes TIE: Charlotte Running Co | Run for Your Life Runner Up: Fleet Feet Sports Best Place to buy Trail Running Shoes Charlotte Running Co Runner Up: Run for Your Life Best ...

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FEATURE – Soldier On: an Interview with US Army National Guard Intelligence Analyst, Gabrielle Noviello

By Jocelyn Hauserman US Army National Guard member Gabrielle Noviello is not your typical twenty-eight-year-old woman. Noviello is an Intelligence Analyst for the Guard and also the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C., where she performs that role as ...

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FEATURE – A Patriotic Endurance

By Stephanie Heinatz The phone calls were few and far between. But I understood. My baby brother was, after all, deployed to Afghanistan as a young Army infantry officer and he had more important women – like Mom – to ...

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FEATURE – Caber-Tossing Marine Veteran Crushes Barriers

The next Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are scheduled for July 2017. In addition to Scottish themed games and events, there are two big running events— the Grandfather Mountain Marathon and The Bear, a 5-mile run that includes a 2-mile stretch ...

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FEATURE – Kathrine Switzer

It started when she was 12.  The mile a day that would change her life.  The dad who encouraged his daughter without realizing he was altering her future.  The feeling that came from putting one foot in front of the ...

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FEATURE – Steep Canyon Runner

By Joe Nuss <photo credit: Juan Carlos Briceno> My photographer, Juan Carlos Briceno, and I rolled into Black Mountain, NC, a half hour ahead of schedule and ready to get a bite to eat. Parked on the main street, we ...

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