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Galveston runner and dancer Tatiana Verega recently set a world record for completing the most pistol squats in 1 minute. She managed to squeeze 44 squats into 60 seconds in front of hundreds of cheering spectators on Oct. 28.

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Hurricane Nicholas landed a few punches in Galveston County, and one of them knocked out the Beach Girl Triathlon. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the race will be postponed until 2022.

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Next weekend’s Nick Gary Foundation 5K and 1K kicks off a full day of athletic activities at Texas City’s Carver Park. The chip-timed 5K gets under way at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 18, and it features competitive and walking divisions.

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Runners have a number of five-week training plans, for beginners and for experienced runners hoping to run their best ever. One of the best plans was developed by Andrew Kastor, who perhaps is best known for coaching his wife, Deena Kastor, to a medal at the 2004 Olympic marathon.

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Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of the fall racing season, after the sparse scheduling in the hot summer months. Fall kicks off with the popular Beneeezy Purple Monkey 5K, 10K and Kids 1K, scheduled for Sept. 4 at the Alvin High School stadium.

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The book is a deep dive into sweat-related research. Author Sarah Everts explains how and why we sweat, with some advice aimed at runners and others who work up a sweat exercising.

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The women’s marathon event is scheduled for Saturday, and because of the time difference across the International Date Line, it will be televised and streamed Friday beginning at 5 p.m. local time. The men’s marathon is scheduled for the final day of Olympic competition, Sunday, and Americans can watch it Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m.

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After a one-year delay, Olympic competition is finally underway, and with NBC promising 5,000 hours of coverage in its network, cable and streaming channels, there should be plenty of televised running events to watch.

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By purchasing insurance, an entrant can recoup the registration fee for a number of covered reasons, including injuries, family emergencies, job loss, flight cancellations, jury duty, traffic accidents and other scenarios that can sideline a runner.