Author Archives: Benjamin Markus

About Benjamin Markus

Media professional seeking employment opportunities.

Run Gainesville Gives Birth to Run Miami

Admittedly, I’m a little late with this update.  So sue me!  (No, please don’t.  I have no money for you to take, anyway.) Run Gainesville is not dead.  Ho! Far from it. Rather, like a cuddly brown bear, Run Gainesville … Continue reading

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Galen Rupp, American Hero

If you were paying attention to Olympic coverage this weekend, you no doubt saw Usain Bolt sprint to 100m gold in 9.63 seconds, which, if you’ll indulge me, is about how long it will take you to read this sentence. … Continue reading

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RunGainesville’s 2nd Summer – We’re Celebrating, Y’all!

Yuuuuuup.  Just realized it myself; R to the UN, G to the VILLE is T-Minus one day until its second official summer in existence.   That’s right.  Party time. OK OK, maybe celebrating a second summer isn’t that big a … Continue reading

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Restraint in Running

Restraint. The word has been ping-ponging in my head for a few months now. Restraint. As a runner, does that mean something to you?  Do you focus on restraint?  Do you harness it?  How much do you even have? As … Continue reading

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A Few Random Running Thoughts…

Since I’m having trouble coming up with brilliant, witty or even quirky topics to write about, I’ve decided to write a little about what I should have been writing about all along.  (Huh?) You know, the everyday, the mundane, the … Continue reading

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Back Up and Running

It’s been a busy couple of months. Since January, I’ve visited Israel, driven through and/or stayed in every state between Florida and New York – twice – spent five days in New Orleans and a weekend back in Gainesville.  All … Continue reading

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Goodbye University of Florida; My First Running Injury =(

Thank you, University of Florida, but I’m out! As of December 16, I will officially be an alum of the University of Florida.  I’ve called Gainesville my home since fall 2009, and this time has been as important a two-and-a-half-year … Continue reading

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Marathon Memories: Gainesville Runners Share Their Marathon Experiences

Welcome to the first installment of Marathon Memories, a series that will highlight the marathon experiences of a number of Gainesville’s runners. My hope is that the marathon stories of Gainesville’s runners will inspire others in this area, and all … Continue reading

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Running Through the Holidays – Don’t Fall!

It seems as though just about everyone struggles to maintain a workout regimen throughout the holidays, myself included. Whether it’s the weather, the food or the family that’s keeping you from fitness during the holidays, I want to tell you … Continue reading

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Comparing Gainesville’s Running Stores – The Finale

(Check out Part 1 or Part 2 if you’ve missed them) Fellow Gainesvillians, can you feel that?  Can you?  The anticipation.  The tension.  This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for.  It is time to decide the 2011 Gainesville … Continue reading

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