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Early week bike rides, and two 5Ks and fundraising bike ride next weekend, are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. xxx MONDAY Slow Roll Memorial Day Ride: Meet at 5:30 p.m., ride at 6:30, Buffalo Naval Park, Canalside. Roughly 1…

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The Western New York Running Hall of Fame will add two top local runners and a longtime contributor to the area's road racing community in 2017. The Class of 2017 consists of Sue Schaefer Morgan, Alex Trammell and Jim Nowicki. They will bring the number of inductees to 32. Morgan, Trammell and Nowicki will be formally inducted at Tom Donnelly's Hall of Fame 5K, which wi…

Men 2015 - Kiplangat Tisia - 2:15:59 2014 - Kiplangat Tisia - 2:17:16 2007 - Jacob Chamar - 2:17:55 2010 - Mohammed Awol - 2:19:04 2006 - Jynocel Basweti - 2:19:15 2012 - Josephat Ongeri - 2:20:26 2012 - Dereje Hailegiorgia - 2:20:43 2007 - Solomon Too - 2:20:45 2012 - Peter Omae Ayieni - 2:21:03 2017 - Kiplangat Tisia - 2:21:04 Women 2016 - Hirut Guangul…

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The Buffalo Marathon will take place Sunday on many of the city's major streets and at its two major parks. Here are things anyone who will be in the city during that period will need to know: When: The Buffalo Marathon, half-marathon and marathon relay will start at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Where: It will include more than 50 streets and avenues that run from the city w…

The margins of victory in the men's and women's races of the Buffalo Marathon weren't particularly close in 2016, but they weren't overly lopsided. Both finished in the middle. Let's look at how the times compare. Biggest men’s victory margin 14:40 - 2009 - Jason Lokwatom 8:13 - 2013 - Zerihun Ambaye Etalema 6:29 - 1989 - Bob Fancher 5:48 - 1993 - David O’Keeffe…

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Men’s winners 2016 - Senbeto Geneti-Gutete - New York - 2:22:50 2015 - Kiplangat Tisia - Rochester - 2:15:59 2014 - Kiplangat Tisia - Rochester - 2:17:16 2013 - Zerihun Ambaye Etalema - New York - 2:23:05 2012 - Josephat Ongeri - Kenya - 2:20:26 2011 - Jynocel Baswetl - Marietta, Ga. - 2:25:30 2010 - Mohammed Awol - Ethiopia - 2:19:04 2009 - Jason…

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There will be a slight drop in the number of runners taking part in Sunday's Buffalo Marathon. The half-marathon sold out, but the full marathon closed last weekend with the number of entrants down. "It's the first year they've declined," race director Greg Weber said. "It's a nationwide trend. The numbers for individual races have been down overall for a couple of year…

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At least one Buffalo Marathon record is likely to be set on Sunday: fastest half-marathon by a guy wearing a purple suit and tie and carrying a briefcase. Robert Flanigan isn't likely to have much competition for that title. He's taking part in a fundraising effort by his extended family to honor his late father, Joe, by collecting money for the Alzheimer's Associati…

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A city marathon is a huge event in many ways. The amount of work needed to stage it is immense. Yet it only happens on one morning in a year, so the group that runs it doesn’t have a many “employees” to use on raceday. Someone has to fill in the gaps, and that’s where volunteers come in. A handful help out on a year-round basis, while others only turn up for the…

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Typically, Elliott Martynkiewicz keeps his attention locked onto a race. The 23-year-old from East Aurora was battling for the lead Sunday in the 39th annual Mountain Goat Run in Syracuse, a race that climbs steep hills not far from the geographical midpoint of the state, when he noticed the new statue rising above a high place on the course: A mountain goat, with the …

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It's difficult not to think for a moment about Maksym Sugorovskiy when walking on the Ring Road of Delaware Park in Buffalo these days. It's so quiet. The 3-year-old Maksym was killed and his sister Stephanie was critically injured when a car veered off Route 198 and struck them in the park in May 2015. After authorities investigated the accident, they lowered the sp…

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It’s never too late to have a career highlight in running. Ask Jim Park. The Buffalo runner took part in Monday’s Boston Marathon, his first time in the prestigious event. That alone would be great, but finishing fifth in the 50-54 age-group was more than the icing on the cake. “I’ve had some good races so far, but it’s possibly the race of my life,” he s…

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Other results may be coming in as the day goes on. If we missed someone, send an email to bbailey@buffnews.com, and we'll take care of it. Name, City - Time Jay List, Amherst - 2:40:32 Jim Park, Buffalo - 2:47:22 Justin Dowd, North Tonawanda - 2:53:49 Jim Salmeri, Lockport - 2:55:57 Jeffrey Norton, Hamburg - 3:08:45 Mary Lawrence, Boston - 3:10:59 Nathan Huck…

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When the lights go down at the Boch Center Wang Theater in Boston on April 15, Bob Dimmig could be the most nervous person in the audience. While many people will be preparing simply to watch the documentary, "Boston - An American Running Story," Dimmig finally will find out if he's actually in the movie. "I am ready," he said about the end of what has been a three-y…

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Most road races hand out t-shirts to participants. The “Friends of Night People” organization does that at its event, but it also takes in more shirts than it hands out. That charitable aspect is one of the interesting features of the “Putting Hunger on the Run” race, which will be run for the 14th time on Sunday, April 2. The 5-kilometer run helps the organi…