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CHS Cross-Country Alumni Completes Tough-Mudder Race

On Saturday, July 23, 2011 my son completed the "Tough Mudder" run in Devil's Head Resort in Merrimac, WI. This athletic event is modeled after British Special Forces Training. The event includes a 10-mile run and 24 military-style obstacles. http://toughmudder.com/video/

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Wisconsin Race Based on Military Special Forces Training

This event is taking place today in Wisconsin ! More news to follow.

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Are you up for a ROARING CHALLENGE ?

There is lots of sports news to report this week. First, my son and I ran in the Summerfest "Rock and Sole" Half-Marathon on Sunday, July 10th. The first 6 miles of this 13.1 miles race were on the Hoan Bridge. It was incredibly hot, humid and almost no breeze. At about 10:30 am the race officials "black-flagged" the race which means they stopped timing it in order to encourage people to walk. The times were, however, posted. My son finished in 1' 28". I finished in 2' 56" which is my slowest time ever in a half. That time reflects a large amount of walking. An unusually large number of runners did not finish. I enjoyed the race although it was potentially dangerous to run in this heat and a number of people were overwhelmed. There were lots of people walking who otherwise would have been running. The race also featured a 10k ( about 6.2 miles).

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Run/Walk for Project Concern a Huge Success

On Saturday, my son Chris and I ran in the Run/Walk for Project Concern in Sheridan Park. The event raised $1,800 ! Congratulations to the Cudahy High School students who planned, organized and hosted this run and walk. What a great class project! The students organized this event as part of their environmental science class.

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5k at Milw County Zoo Raises $88,000 for Melanoma

On Sunday, May 15th, 2011,  I ran in the 7th annual Block Melanoma 5k at the Milwaukee County Zoo. http://blockmelanoma.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=451613 The event raised more than $88,000 for the Anne's Hope foundation with the funds being used for Melanoma research. Anne's Hope foundation has given over $700,000 in research grants over the past seven years! Melanoma is the most serious of the three main types of skin cancer (Carcinoma, Sarcoma and the most serious: Melanoma).

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