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Runner's World, the outstanding national magazine on this sport, often contains articles about lessons learned from running. Let's give that idea a local twist. I asked several area runners this question: "If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice before your first race, what would it be?" Let's start with a race director first, because they are c…

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Several Olympians will be taking part in the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix track meet in Boston on Jan. 28. That includes Matt Centrowitz, the 2016 gold medalist in the 1,500-meter run, and Jenn Suhr, a 2012 gold medalist in the women's pole vault. Kevin Burke will be there too. The Buffalo runner received an invitation to take part in the Masters Mile at the competi…

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Bob Ivory liked to tell the story about when representatives of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute came to him in 1979 and said they wanted to stage a road race in his honor. Ivory would say how school officials said, “ ‘Why don’t we have a run and call it the Bob Ivory Memorial?’ They were always saying, ‘When’s it going to be?’ ” Now we know. Ivory, one of the to…

One last list, and I'm done. Here are the top 20 men's and women's runners in Buffalo Marathon (1989-present) history, regardless of place. It's getting tougher to crack the list, at least on the men's side: Men’s Top 20 2015 - Kiplangat Tisia - Rochester - 2:15:59 2014 - Kiplangat Tisia - Rochester - 2:17:16 2007 - Jacob Chamar - Chapel Hill, NC - 2:17:55 2010 -…