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Collin Jurenka and Katie Mares, juniors at Sandpoint Highschool, celebrate their second place finish at the District 4A Tennis Championships in Moscow, Idaho. The win earned the mixed doubles pair a trip to the Idaho State 4A Tennis Championships this weekend in Boise. Temperatures in the high 80’s caused some athletes to experience heat exhaustion and dehydration, but Catalyte from Thorne Performance helped Collin stay cool and hydrated, allowing him to successfully play through five matches.

Let the 5700 who didn’t cross the finish line run the Boston Marathon in 2014

Approximately 5,700 Boston Marathoners had our dream cut short by the terrible acts of April 15th. We were not able to experience the exhilaration that only crossing the finish line can bring. The most exciting day of our lives turned out to be the scariest. We were lucky that we hadn’t quite made it to the finish and therefore were safe from harm. However, we will forever carry emotional scars from those horrifying moments.

The Boston Athletic Association (BAA), the organization in charge of running the Marathon, is providing those of us who didn’t get a chance to finish the race with a finisher’s medallion and an estimated finishing time. We are certainly appreciative of these efforts, but we feel our journey is not complete. We worked hard to get to the finish line and greet our families with tears of joy. Now we cannot say we accomplished our goals. Instead we have to say we almost finished.

That’s why I’m asking the Boston Athletic Association, as well as the Cities of Boston and Newton and towns of Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, and Brookline, to grant the 5,700 of us automatic entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. We are not asking for a free spot, simply a guaranteed entry. The leadership of the BAA has mentioned that they are considering their options on this issue, so let’s send a unified message together.

We respectfully ask that a Wave Four be created so that we may run with our brothers and sisters in solidarity and healing. We want to be able to finish what we started. We want to do it with one another. We want to be able to say that we completed the Boston Marathon.

A petition has been started to help allow the 5700 runners who never got to finish the Boston Marathon run it again this next year if they choose to. Often runners only get one shot at competing in the marathon in their lives due to how hard it is to get into the race. Support this petition to urge the Boston Marathon organizers to allow the 5700 to have another shot. - Thorne Performance

Click here to read and sign the petition and support them

Check Out this Article By Dr. Phil Wagner, M.D. About How Curcumin Can Help You Recover From Exercise.
"The founder of medicine was a Greek physician, Hippocrates, who spoke the words “let medicine be thy food, and food thy medicine”. Ancient civilizations have always had a super food, some part of their diet that has enabled them to recover from work and battle. For the Mediterranean region, Egyptian soldiers were the first to discover the anti-inflammatory properties of figs and used them to "calm the vessels," even cutting down the trees and vines of their enemies. For Indochina, it began with a root, turmeric, that some consider the center of Eastern Medicine since 1900 BC. However, the goals of these physicians and civilizations are the same as today; promote healing by reducing inflammation."
 
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Check Out this Article By Dr. Phil Wagner, M.D. About How Curcumin Can Help You Recover From Exercise.

"The founder of medicine was a Greek physician, Hippocrates, who spoke the words “let medicine be thy food, and food thy medicine”. Ancient civilizations have always had a super food, some part of their diet that has enabled them to recover from work and battle. For the Mediterranean region, Egyptian soldiers were the first to discover the anti-inflammatory properties of figs and used them to "calm the vessels," even cutting down the trees and vines of their enemies. For Indochina, it began with a root, turmeric, that some consider the center of Eastern Medicine since 1900 BC. However, the goals of these physicians and civilizations are the same as today; promote healing by reducing inflammation."
 

Probiotics Protect Athletes

Probiotic supplements have been shown to reduce the number and length of infections suffered by long-distance runners. 

Strenuous training can affect the immune system and make athletes vulnerable to coughs and colds, but a study has shown that taking probiotics more than halves the days that runners show symptoms.

The study focused on 20 top-level endurance runners during their intensive winter training program. All 20 received two month-long courses of pills — one containing the bacterium Lactobacillus fermentum, and the other containing no active ingredients.

There were a total of 72 days in which people taking the “dummy” pills complained of cough or cold symptoms, compared to only 30 days on the course of probiotics.

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For some, free-soloing is the ultimate expression of movement over rock. Take away the rope, the harness, and other protective gear and all that’s left is a climber’s fitness, skill, and mental capacity. This video captures a climber as he free solos a 380-foot route in Zion National Park. This will surely get your palms sweating and you heart rate up.

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