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At the starting line for a half marathon in San Francisco

I run because I can

Mason Tovani, Staff Writer // November 18, 2021

Month five into the nationwide lockdown was the tipping point of my life.  From March to July, I would lounge around the house all day in front of the screen. I appreciated the excuse to be lazy,...

Alex Martin and his dad Jeff running a marathon in Santa Cruz, Calif in May 2017.

How running changed my life

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // May 6, 2021

My breathing is arduous as I pick up speed, making it tougher to talk. I always remind myself that the pain that comes with running is temporary. The rhythmic sound of my feet hitting the pavement reminds...

Ashley Brown adjusts her headphones during the biking portion of the Wrecs Tough Cat event on Friday. The event was a triathlon with swimming, biking and running. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson // October 8, 2018

Ashley Brown adjusts her headphones during the biking portion of the Wrec's Tough Cat event on Saturday. The event was a triathlon with swimming, biking and running.

Go-ing Outside

Kenta Mcafee // August 19, 2016

Video games might have a bad reputation for creating couch potatoes, but one app has proved that gamers will even walk outside if it means leveling up.As most people sleep at 2 a.m. I run three miles while...

Fleet Feet Sports on Main Street is hosting the 2016 Downtown Mile on Feb. 28. Prizes will be given out. Photo credit: Dillon Raney

Fleet Feet Sports running 2016 Downtown Mile

Elizabeth Helmer // February 18, 2016

Runners competing in the Downtown Mile will receive prizes after race. The 2016 Downtown Mile, hosted by Fleet Feet Sports on Sunday Feb. 28, will start at the Fleet Feet storefront on 241 Main St....

Julie Finn, junior on Chico State’s cross-country and track and field teams, sets up to practice for the 1500-meter event. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

‘Cats kick off spring track and field season

Breanna Barnard // March 7, 2015

From Thursday to Friday, Chico State men's and women's track and field teams took part in the 30th annual Chico Multi Classic meet.Heptathletes and decathletes from the team started the season with great...

Julie Finn, junior on Chico States cross-country and track and field teams, sets up to practice for the 1500-meter event. The spring semester means a change in landscape for competitors as races and events move to the track. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

Cross-country Wildcats prepare for new terrain

Breanna Barnard // February 8, 2015

Runners on your mark. Get set. Bang. The switch over from cross-country to track and field season is quickly creeping up. With both the Wildcat men's and women's cross-country teams placing...

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