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Vineman Becomes Another Cookie-Cutter Race

text by Kelly O'Mara If you did multiple Ironman-branded events last year, you ended up with multiple versions of the exact same backpack. You were given one at each race as part of your swag bag. Here’s a t...

What The Bible Didn’t Say

text by Sara Gross As a PhD student, I was a historian of the first and second century. I read Greek and Hebrew texts and tried to understand the ancient cultures of places we now call Egypt, Israel, Turkey ...

The “Wretched Women” of the 800 metres

text by Sara Gross Last fall, I had the opportunity to interview Canadian 800m runner Melissa Bishop, hot off her silver medal at the IAAF World Championship in Beijing. In the semi-final, Melissa ran 1.57.52 ...