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Local Sports Columns

1 day in August

A road race is really at its core, a giant math problem. A whole industry exists to keep track of how much time it takes a runner to complete a race. It works like this: There is a radio frequency identification tag attached to the back of your race number. When you cross the starting line, ...

Are you thirsty?

If the News and Sentinel had any more water stops it could officially become a swim meet. I’m only exaggerating a little. Hydration is important. The hotter it gets and the harder you run relates directly to how much liquid you need to drink before, during and after a long race. The ...

Volunteers are the heart of the race

If you have ever raced in the News and Sentinel Half Marathon or Two-Mile Race you know how great a group of volunteers we have. Many people have told us over the years how much they enjoy doing the races. That enjoyment is largely based on how great the volunteers in Parkersburg really ...

PATRICK: State track still resonates with Tredway

COLUMBUS — The legacy of Belpre’s lone state championship in boys track and field from 1952 is for the most part always present year after year at the Ohio State Track and Field Meet in Columbus. Dick Tredway at 88 years young has missed attending only a handful of state track meets since ...

SMITH: Half-marathon takes you through Parkersburg

Racing in the News and Sentinel Half Marathon means that you will cover much of Parkersburg on foot on Aug. 20. The race course offers a little of everything as you travel in and out of the City of Parkersburg. The starting line is on Juliana Street near the Court House, your race starts ...

Two-mile race is perfect for family

Looking for something a little less intense than a half marathon? Sign up for the News and Sentinel Two-Mile Race. Historically the News and Sentinel Half Marathon gets a lot of attention in August. It’s big, takes up the whole town and it is truly inspirational to watch. It’s also hard, ...