• Feminism

    The Boston Marathon’s Rules Are Not Sexist Against Women

    This year was an unusual year at the Boston Marathon. In a typical year, the top 15 winners in each gender division are given cash prizes with no controversy over whether they really placed in the top 15. This year, however, was all about controversy, particularly in the women’s race. The prize money for the women’s race still went to…

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  • FeminismMeb Keflezighi crossing the finish line

    No, Meb Keflezighi Was Not the First American to Win the Boston Marathon Since 1983

    If you have watched or read any news lately then you know that yesterday at the Boston Marathon Meb Keflezighi was the first American to win since 1983. It’s a momentous occasion and even more meaningful coming after last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. Meb Keflezighi, an Olympic silver medalist in 2004 is almost 39 years old and lost his Nike…

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  • Religion

    Thanks for Being My Community

    I’ve been pretty busy lately, but had scheduled tonight to sit and write a post. I had a couple of possible ideas in my head, mostly to do with some interesting and weird stats stuff, but now that I’m sitting down at the computer all I can think about is Boston. I feel like my mind is filled with a…

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  • Activism

    Support Julia Burke, Skeptical Hero

    Before the NYC marathon was (finally) cancelled, Julia Burke decided to donate the amount she would have spent going to the city to run the marathon (entrance fee, travel costs, etc.–about $500) to the Red Cross instead. And she decided to run her own marathon in Buffalo, to raise money and awareness of the help people still need to recover…

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