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Teams up and walking for Walk Across Texas

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
By Tanya Davis

Fourteen teams from across Wise County are working to improve their quality of life by participating in Walk Across Texas, an eight-week, fun and fitness program.

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Run for Sarah’s Cure Saturday

Thursday, October 21, 2010
By Richard Greene

Jo Beth Southard of Decatur spends much of the year training and competing in triathlons and other races across the region and country.

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Runner brings home national titles

Thursday, October 14, 2010
By Richard Greene

Jo Beth Southard closed the triathlon season with a pair of national titles.

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Winning a losing battle

Thursday, September 30, 2010
By Richard Greene

All of his life, Dee Faubus has been in a battle with himself and weight.

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Wise Triathalon returns Sunday

Thursday, September 9, 2010
By Richard Greene

As summer fades away, many of the trips to Lake Bridgeport for leisurely boating and swimming have ended.

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Keep your cool in the summer

Thursday, July 15, 2010
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When I was 16, my brother was in a pinch to fill a roster for a softball tournament, so I volunteered to help out.

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Proudfoot gears up for ultra race

Thursday, July 1, 2010
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After running a few half marathons, Adrian Proudfoot wanted to challenge himself and take on a longer race.

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Speak up with your feet

Thursday, June 17, 2010
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Runners will voice their support for local children with their feet Saturday morning in the Speak Up For Kids CASA 5K.

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Caveman Crawl to challenge runners

Thursday, June 10, 2010
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As a competitive athlete and adventure lover, Jonathan Cortez wanted to create an event tough enough to challenge the heartiest of athletes.

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Let’s run together

Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Wednesday, June 2, is second annual National Running Day.

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Trying a new challenge

Thursday, May 20, 2010
By Richard Greene

Twelve area athletes will be hitting the pool, mounting bikes and sprinting to the finish line of a triathlon June 12. To get them ready for the fast-approaching challenge, this group of hearty warriors are relying on the expertise of Fit-N-Wise trainer and certified triathlon coach Mike Bowers and his team of coaches. The dozen […]

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Decatur 5K will benefit veterans

Thursday, May 6, 2010
By Richard Greene

Finding a flat place to run in Decatur can be difficult. In laying out the course for the Decatur 5K, officials didn’t bother trying to avoid the city’s many hills. Instead they welcomed them. “It is a challenging 5K,” said Drue Bruton of the veterans group. “It’s not a walk in the park. We’re excited […]

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Baring it all to run

Thursday, April 29, 2010
By Richard Greene

After running hundreds of races over the past eight years, I still get a little nervous as time for the starting gun approaches. I’ve never been tied in knots more before a race than Saturday. Not because of the length of the race or because of the course. Only because what I was wearing for […]

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Racing for good causes

Thursday, April 22, 2010
By Richard Greene

Jeff Berres shared a common passion for running with his younger sister, Leslie Denison. “She followed in my footsteps and ran track and cross country,” said Berres, who ran cross country at the University of Texas between 1998 and 2003. “We were the only ones in the family that were runners. She did it more […]

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Beginning Young; Elementary students blaze path during Fun Run

Thursday, April 15, 2010
By Richard Greene

Friday 600 runners from kindergarten to fourth grade at Rann Elementary put on their running shoes to blaze a trail at the school’s Fun Run. The popular spring event and its fall equivalent, have helped pave a path to back-to-back state titles for several of the members of the Decatur Lady Eagles cross country team. […]

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Brown heads to Boston

Thursday, April 8, 2010
By Richard Greene

Throughout the winter, Roger Brown is on the bench giving marching orders and urging on his Decatur Eagles basketball team to run the ball up the floor. Off the court, Brown is in constant motion himself. The 17-year coaching veteran has completed 10 marathons and a couple of ultra-marathons. On April 19, the hoops coach […]

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Four minutes to workout

Thursday, April 1, 2010
By Richard Greene

Midway through the 1990s comedy “There’s Something about Mary,” Ben Stiller’s character decides to pick up a hitchhiker, who rambles on about his plan to help people get fit and make a fortune with “Seven-Minute Abs.” It made for a funny scene, especially when a skeptical Stiller points out that someone may invent a six-minute […]

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When the Grasslands became mudland

Thursday, March 25, 2010
By Richard Greene

Since I made running a full-time hobby back in 2002, I’ve completed many different type of races in many conditions. I sweated through two Grandma Marathons along Lake Superior in Duluth, Minn.; fought through the hills of Fort Worth for a full and half marathon; and waded through the snow for a 5K and 10K […]

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Grasslands Run is all about the trail

Thursday, March 11, 2010
By Richard Greene

Big crowds and loud music are as much a part of many road races as sweaty runners pounding the pavement. But that’s not the Grasslands Run through the LBJ National Grasslands outside Decatur. “This is completely different from a road run,” said Kevin Boudreaux, who shares responsibility as race director of the Grasslands Run with […]

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Time to make good on those fitness goals

Thursday, March 4, 2010
By Richard Greene

Spring is now upon us, and no matter how you’re doing on those New Year’s resolution to get in shape, this is a good time to get out there and get active. Setting a goal is a good way to stay motivated to accomplish your desired results. A realistic goal, even for the couch potato, […]

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