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Race preview: Fresno Freedom Run

When you think of the Fourth of July, you probably think of fireworks. With good reason, of course. But why wait until the end of the day to celebrate our nation’s birthday? If you’re an early riser, you can kick your holiday off at Fresno’s annual Fourth of July race, the Freedom Run. Held in Woodward Park and presented by …

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Good girl gone Badwater

Monique “Runner Moe” Jacques is cool. The local ultrarunner is only a few weeks out from her July 10 debut appearance at the STYR Labs Badwater 135, but from the calm way she talks about it, she might as well be training for a weekend 5K. Billed as “The World’s Toughest Footrace,” the 135-mile Badwater ultramarathon begins in Death Valley’s …

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Welcome to Fresno Runner. What’s this all about?

When life gives you lemons, they say, make lemonade. And when life sends you off the rails, you find a new trail. Okay, nobody actually says that second thing. I made that up on the spot. But it’s what I found myself doing a couple of months ago when I was laid off from my job as a reporter. Okay, …

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Gear review: goodr sunglasses

There are a few things that are absolutely necessary if you plan on running in Fresno during the summer: sunscreen, a hat, a good pair of sunglasses. Goodr is a fairly new player on the running scene, but the company has been making a name for itself with its functional and fashion forward running sunglasses, cheeky product names, and affordable …