boston http://michiganradio.org en A runner's long journey to Boston http://michiganradio.org/post/runners-long-journey-boston <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1896, the first modern Olympics in Athens staged a marathon. The next year the Boston Athletic Association followed suit. Just 18 men ran that day, with the winner finishing in about three hours – something office workers can beat today.</span></p><p>Most people thought the runners were crazy – if they thought of them at all.</p><p>Marathoners don’t care. After winning the 1952 Olympic marathon, Czechoslovakian Emil Zatopek said, “If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.”</p><p>Greg Meyer knows exactly what Zatopek was talking about. Meyer grew up in Grand Rapids, and enrolled at Michigan in 1973. That spring, Michigan got a new cross-country coach, Ron Warhust, a Vietnam vet with two Purple Hearts, and a hard-earned lesson: “The world doesn't stop because you’re scared.”</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:39:14 +0000 John U. Bacon 17359 at http://michiganradio.org A runner's long journey to Boston Detroit Tigers win Game 5 in Oakland, will play Boston in the American League Championship series http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-win-game-5-oakland-will-play-boston-american-league-championship-series <p>The Detroit Tigers are on their way to the American League Championship series.</p><p>The Tigers defeated the Oakland A&rsquo;s last night to win their American League Division Series playoff. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander dominated last night&rsquo;s game in Oakland.</p><p>Verlander struck out 10 Oakland batters on the way to a 3-0 Tigers win.&nbsp;</p><p>The Tigers will now play the Boston Red Sox for the right to play in the World Series. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 03:46:49 +0000 Steve Carmody 14811 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Tigers win Game 5 in Oakland, will play Boston in the American League Championship series Police beefing up security for 36th annual 5th/3rd River Bank Run in Grand Rapids http://michiganradio.org/post/police-beefing-security-36th-annual-5th3rd-river-bank-run-grand-rapids <p>“This year, by far, will be the largest security force that we’ve had for a 5<sup>th</sup>/3<sup>rd</sup> River Bank run to date,” Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk told city commissioners Tuesday.</p><p>21,000 runners are registered for the race.</p><p>He’s coordinating security with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and five police forces from neighboring communities.</p><p>Belk says Michigan State Police will fly helicopters overhead and use bomb-sniffing canine units</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:29:36 +0000 Lindsey Smith 12355 at http://michiganradio.org Police beefing up security for 36th annual 5th/3rd River Bank Run in Grand Rapids Kalamazoo runners plan 'solidarity run' to remember Boston http://michiganradio.org/post/kalamazoo-runners-plan-solidarity-run-remember-boston <p>A group of runners in Kalamazoo will honor victims of the Boston marathon bombing by running together tonight.</p><p>“Runners who were nowhere near Boston just feel like a piece of their heart has been ripped out,” said Tonya Durlach. She did not run the Boston marathon, but members of her E.P.I.C. running group and Kalamazoo Area Runners did.</p><p>“We’re trying to make sense of what happened but we can’t. We can’t understand why someone would do something so horrible. But the only thing we can do right now is think of them and pray for them,” Durlach said.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:17:23 +0000 Lindsey Smith 12163 at http://michiganradio.org Boston Marathon bombing will lead to added security for Sunday's Lansing Marathon http://michiganradio.org/post/boston-marathon-bombing-will-lead-added-security-sundays-lansing-marathon <p>The two thousand runners expected to take part in this Sunday’s Lansing marathon can expect to see tight security along the 26-mile course.</p><p>The added security is in response to Monday’s deadly bombing at the finish of the Boston Marathon.</p><p></p><p>Lansing Police Chief Teresa Szymanski says people attending the Lansing marathon will be protected.</p><p></p><p>“We’ll certainly have additional patrols….we’ll have extra officers working the event. We’ll take precautionary measures…such as bomb sweeps and those types of things we do for these events,” says Szymanski.</p><p></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:29:18 +0000 Steve Carmody 12146 at http://michiganradio.org Boston Marathon bombing will lead to added security for Sunday's Lansing Marathon