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Courant Staff WriterBarrie Robbins-Pianka of Middletown will run her 29th consecutive Manchester Road Race Thursday, along with her two sons, and, as usual, she will run barefoot as her father used to. Then she will go home to Thanksgiving dinner. But she will miss...
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The Hartford CourantRunners and spectators alike hope for the best when Thanksgiving Day and the Manchester Road Race arrive. But you never know what you'll get when it comes to the weather. Take 1992. Rain was persistent, even heavy at times. Of course, it's hard to...
Special To The CourantThursday will mark the 60th year that I have covered the Manchester Road Race, which was revived in 1945 after a 10-year hiatus. Six men sat down one night at the Army and Navy Club - just a few months after World War II ended - and decided the time...
Courant Staff WriterTwenty-five years after he set a course record at the Manchester Road Race, John Treacy was back in town Thursday as the honorary road race chairman. He is not here simply to serve in his official capacity, however. Treacy plans to run the 4.748-mile...
Courant Staff WriterLeonard Muchero said it usually doesn't take him three tries to win a race. But the Manchester Road Race isn't just any race. As Thursday's runner-up, Dan Browne, a first-timer at Manchester, said, "It's got some nuances to it." Muchero, a world-class...
Sports ColumnistThe 65th Manchester Road Race on Thanksgiving attracted record numbers in several major categories, including the greatest number of signed entrants, plus the greatest number of registered finishers. Dave Prindiville, the race coordinator, said 11,812...
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The Hartford CourantWhen Amy Rudolph arrived in Manchester in November 1995, she was a relative unknown in road racing. Rudolph's college credentials were impeccable. She was the NCAA indoor mile champ and she won the 1,500 meter outdoor national title at Providence...
The Hartford CourantShadrack Kosgei smiled the first time he saw snow. Barely awake, he lifted his head from his pillow and watched as flakes fell near a light just outside his bedroom window in West Chester, Pa. ``Like little white flowers falling to the ground,''...
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Courant Staff WriterLaura O'Neill was first to be born, two minutes ahead of twin sister Kate. "Well," Laura said, almost apologetically, "we were born by C-section." She didn't mean to beat her sister into the world. She still doesn't mean to beat her. Sometimes, she...
The Hartford CourantTwenty-five years ago, Kevin O'Keefe got up, put on his brother's Jimi Hendrix T-shirt and drove to Manchester with his dad and younger brother Jay to run the Manchester Road Race. He was a high school senior, the reigning State Open cross country...
The Hartford CourantOn the original course map of the first Litchfield Hills Road Race, there was no hill. There were hills, of course, but the infamous Gallows Lane hill was missing. Bill Neller and the road race committee wanted the 1977 race to go around the hill, on...
The Hartford CourantJohn Treacy, one of the most successful and popular international entrants in the last 25 years in the Manchester Road Race, will be returning - not to run - but as honorary chairman of the 68th Thanksgiving Day event. Twenty-five years ago, Treacy, in...
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