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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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Run for the Cannoli by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Running Is Funny has been proud to feature donuts , beignets and malasadas on these pages, but today we have a first in the pastry race category. A small 5k in Hazleto ... Read on »
80s Race Reminds Me How Damn Old I Am by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last year I had a great time running the Rock the ’80s 8-miler . The finishers’ medals were particularly cool. This year it looks like the Lovely Mrs. A. and I will te ... Read on »
It’s Not Your Cross to Bear by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dateline – Hilo, Hawaii : The cross is Christianity’s most prominent and cherished symbol, so the pastor and parishioners of a Hilo church were stunned when a 7-foo ... Read on »
Dog Days and Dating by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dogs and running go together like, uh, running and dogs. Dogs and dating, however, is something new. Montreal boasts a group called The Dog Runners who, as their name sugg ... Read on »
Heavy by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I found myself wandering through Best Buy for the first time in about a year, and stopped suddenly when I discovered an entire display devoted to scales. Like, scales that ... Read on »
Someday Your Sweat May Power Your Garmin by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Researchers are working on a battery that uses electrons released from the lactate in body sweat to power small electronic devices . The output is still far short of what’ ... Read on »
Keep Your Shirt On! by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad won the 3000-meter steeplechase at the European Championships yesterday, but was disqualified when he  removed his singlet in celebration durin ... Read on »
Trend Alert: Crutch Racing by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Crutch racing has always been strictly an amateur-variety activity, usually undertaken when someone has a leg injury and every nearby knucklehead has to try out the crutch ... Read on »
Bulbous by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Disclaimer: This photo of Team 2UE and the “Powered by Mushrooms” mascot from Australia’s City 2 Surf run is not related in any way to yesterday’s blog post . ... Read on »
That Took Balls by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sixty-two-year-old Ian McNeilly raised some controversy by running the Cane2Coral 8k road race in Australia while wearing shorts that depicted the Statue of David’s genita ... Read on »
Cross Country Team in Hot (Soapy) Water by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m all for keeping our lakes and streams clean, but I have to think this is a massive overreaction to teenagers acting stupid . Read on »
You’d Think Being an 83-Year-Old Jogger Was Dangerous Enough by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dateline – Hong Kong : A 40-year-old security guard was in police custody yesterday after an elderly man was shot in the chest with a powerful air gun as he cross ... Read on »
Gender Inequality by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This post on Jezebel currently has 730,000 page views and hundreds of comments. This three-year-old post on Running Is Funny probably had about 100 views and one com ... Read on »
Running Group Avoids Explosive Finish by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Every Saturday a group of runners in Shoebury UK gets together for the 5K Southend parkrun . But last week’s run was cut short for an unusual reason – unexploded World War ... Read on »
Holy Sheep! by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week we had the jogging kitten, and this week we start off with the speedy sheep. H/T to Deadspin for this one . I’ll leave the sheep jokes to you, e.g. ... Read on »
Unbuttoned by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Running and cats go together like… well… you know, on second thought, they don’t really go together, but that hasn’t stopped people from linking them on the Internet . ... Read on »
Ultra Running Is Funny, He Says by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you have any interest or curiosity at all about ultra marathons you’ll want to head over to Deadspin for Sarah Barker’s interview with ultra runner Timothy Olson, who r ... Read on »
Fair and Square by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The world went bonkers upon seeing this rectangular running track in China . But before you start thinking, “Oh, those wacky Chinese!” you should know that the go ... Read on »
Good News, Bad News by Mike Antonucci Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Good news: A new study in the  Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running could add three years to your life . Bad news: You have to spend most o ... Read on »