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Mike Antonucci

California
Running Is Funny is your one stop for humorous, odd and silly stories about our favorite athletic endeavor. Running isn't all hill repeats and overpronating. Sometimes it's pancakes, zombies, beer miles and wombats. There are thousands of web sites and publications devoted to the serious -... Full Bio
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From the Vault: Running Shoes to Fit Your Cycle… No, Your Other Cycle by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Once again proving that running shoe companies employ the most creative people on the planet except when it comes to designing a shoe that lasts longer, Asics gives us – w ... Read on »
From the Vault: Signs You Should Cut Your Long Run Short by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1) Buzzards are flying lazy circles overhead. 2) Your salt stains are so thick and white you look like Lot’s wife. 3) After you make the turn for home, you wonder ... Read on »
Taking a Break by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’ll be away all next week. In the meantime, enjoy some posts from the Running Is Funny vault. Read on »
Don’t Run Faster, Make Everyone Else Move Slower by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Telstra introduced its 4GX network with this clever ad . Now watch it again with the knowledge that there are no post-production photographic special effects ... Read on »
Not a Joke: Maximalist Shoes by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was only a matter of time . Read on »
Genuine Mardi Gras Involves Running… and Chickens by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Mardi Gras isn’t all Bourbon Street and plastic beads. In rural Louisiana, the Courir de Mardi Gras isn’t what I’d call tourist-friendly. Starting at 6 a.m. on Fat T ... Read on »
Happy Foam Presidents’ Day! by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The foam presidents’ race from Washington Nationals’ baseball games has been featured several times on these pages, but this year we have video of the tryouts . It’s a ... Read on »
New Sports Bra Guaranteed to Drive You Insane by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I first heard about the Keep Beat Sports Bra , I thought it was a reasonable idea. It contains a heart rate monitor connected to a music player (stored in the back, b ... Read on »
Pancake Race Is Serious Business by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As Mardi Gras approaches, so too does the International Pancake Race , the premier footrace featuring the flipping of pancakes while sprinting. The international aspect is ... Read on »
Runner Ogled… by Helen Mirren? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A new ad for L’Oréal Paris features actress Helen Mirren and, at the very end, a runner doing his stretches. Um. OK. Read on »
Racing Age by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Photographer Angela Jimenez has an exhibit of images she shot of track-and-field athletes… all of them over the age of 70 . This photo from 2007 is of Manuel Gonzalez ... Read on »
Reading Too Much Is As Dangerous As Never Reading by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A new study shows that reading too much can be just as unhealthy as not reading at all . Americans as a whole don’t read enough—at least that’s what the latest studies ... Read on »
Don’t Mix LSD With LSD by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In running, LSD usually means “long, slow distance,”  but this guy got a little confused . The initial complaint was made at 11:45 p.m. Saturday by a resident o ... Read on »
Runner’s Body by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Runner’s World is asking people to submit photos to answer the question “ What Does Your Runner’s Body Look Like? ” It made me think of this. Read on »
King of the Race Photo by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running British film-makers are putting together a documentary called The Greatest Race Ever Run . It’s about Alfred Shrubb , who was a champion distance runner in the early 20th ... Read on »
“Ya Doggone Idjit Galoot!” by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running “ The fastest runners in the world often have bowed legs and toes that point in .” – Dr. Kevin R. Stone, orthopedic surgeon at The Stone Clinic and chairman of the Stone R ... Read on »
Run Your Ashes Off by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent – or for you heathens, it’s the hangover day after Mardi Gras. It’s traditional for Catholics and some Protestant churchgoers to ... Read on »
We’ll Run ‘Til We Drop by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Deadline reports that Matthew McConaughey will play the lead in a film adaption of Born to Run, the book by Christopher McDougall that popularized bare-chested running. M ... Read on »
Are We There Yeti? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday it was a polar bear in London . Today it’s a yeti in Boston . It’s obvious from this clandestinely shot video that the yeti is a runner. Read on »
How Cold Is It? by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So cold you might encounter a polar bear on your morning run. Fortunately, it’s an animatronic polar bear , out to promote a new British television series. ... Read on »