The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region
Advertisement
Promotions
Loading Stockade-athon...
Stockade-athon: Mebrahtu's next goal is citizenship

SCHENECTADY

Stockade-athon: Mebrahtu's next goal is citizenship

Yonas Mebrahtu couldn’t precisely explain the lineage, other than to say that he’s not a first cousin to Eritrean countryman Meb Keflezighi.

Davidson turns in dominant performance in Stockade-athon

SCHENECTADY

Davidson turns in dominant performance in Stockade-athon

What goes up must come down.
Or something like that.

40th Stockade-athon packed with contenders, including some late additions to men's field

SCHENECTADY

40th Stockade-athon packed with contenders, including some late additions to men's field

On July 31, 1976, at the Montreal Olympics, 67 runners started the men’s marathon, and the no-name East German Waldemar Cierpinski beat Frank Shorter for the gold medal.

SCHENECTADY

Stockade-athon notes: Running, and winning, runs in Hay family

Susan Hay enjoyed a reunion with her father this weekend, and by coincidence, a reunion with the race she won way back in 1979.
Traveling from Portland, Ore., with her son, Adin Becker, to visit her father, who recently moved to a retirement home, the 51-year-old Hay posted a 61:09 to win her age group at the MVP Health Care Stockade-athon Sunday.

McDougal the new lead dog

SCHENECTADY

McDougal the new lead dog

It was too close to fall.
In one of the most competitive races in years, it took almost all 9.3 miles to whittle a pack of five down to just 26-year-old Josh McDougal of Peru to win the 39th annual MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15k on Sunday.

SCHENECTADY

Stockade-athon men's field loaded again

The Stockade-athon didn’t just reconfigure since last year. It reloaded.
For the first time since 1988, the men’s field produced 10 finish times under 49 minutes in 2013, a testament to the quality of the race, and also a difficult feat to repeat.
Some of those runners won’t be back, but the Stockade-athon could still pull it off again on Sunday, when the 39th annual 15k kicks off at 8:30 a.m.

Stockade-athon registration closes today

SCHENECTADY

Stockade-athon registration closes today

The last chance to sign up for the MVP Stockade-athon 15k will be 4-7 p.m. today at the YMCA at 433 State Street.

SCHENECTADY

Organizers to preview new Stockade-athon course Sunday

Before they run the new Stockade-athon course Nov. 9, competitors will get a chance Sunday to walk it.

Stockade-athon set to reverse course

SCHENECTADY

Stockade-athon set to reverse course

The Stockade-athon course is changing, becoming a less-challenging race held at an earlier time.

Fout overpowers Stockade-athon field

SCHENECTADY

Fout overpowers Stockade-athon field

Earlier in his career, 23-year-old Mike Fout was a surprise winner at the prestigious Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals.
He can’t sneak up on anybody these days.

Stockade-athon: Davidson obviously on right track

SCHENECTADY

Stockade-athon: Davidson obviously on right track

When Saratoga Springs High School graduate Hannah Davidson was earning All-America honors running for the powerhouse Blue Streaks, the Gazette Stockade-athon was not even on her radar screen.
Little did she know that one day, after a successful racing career at both Providence and Tennessee, she would win one of the area’s most challenging races.

SCHENECTADY

A Seat in the Bleachers: In today's world, safe is better than sorry

One way or another, the 38th annual Gazette Stockade-athon 15k was going to break a record for participation on Sunday.
Based on the number of pre-entries (over 2,000) and a reliably calculable percentage of no-shows (10 percent), the race was in solid position to crush last year’s record of 1,639, and did so.
What no one in the field of 1,863 finishers realized, though, was how close this year’s Stockade-athon came to breaking a different record — for fewest finishers.

SCHENECTADY

Stockade-athon: Simpson not making eight-hour trek for nothing

The Gazette Stockade-athon continues to draw young up-and-comers from out of town.
Defending champion Christian Thompson won’t run on Sunday after snapping off a 2:22:48 to finish 20th overall and third among Americans at the New York City Marathon.
The Stockade-athon found a way to attract two top contenders — one of whom is driving eight hours from Morgantown, W.Va. — to replace him, and they’ll be backed up by a very deep collection of elite runners at the 38th annual 15k.

Three past champs head Stockade-athon women's field

It’s been 20 years since Lori Hewig set the Gazette Stockade-athon women’s record of 51:34.
It probably won’t be broken on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean that the race hasn’t drawn another stellar women’s field.

SCHENECTADY

Gazette Stockade-athon: Streaks for six to hit 30

A year ago, Ed Salvo was on a respirator at Ellis Hospital, tubes coming out of him in every direction. Outside on Nott Street, Gazette Stockade-athon runners flowed by in a steady stream. For just the fourth time since the race was first held in 1976, Salvo wasn’t one of them. He plans to rejoin the crew on Sunday, when the 38th annual 15k is held on the city streets, and when he does, he’ll represent a small group of runners who remarkably have been able to compete in the Stockade-athon at least 30 times.

Gazettte Stockade-athon: Champs endorse course

Gazettte Stockade-athon: Champs endorse course

The Gazette Stockade-athon’s reconfigured course has been met with approval by some past champions.

Gazette Stockade-athon: Women’s race winner may be 2016 Olympian

SCHENECTADY

Gazette Stockade-athon: Women’s race winner may be 2016 Olympian

Five weeks ago, Maegan Krifchin was dipping her toe in the Black Sea. On Sunday, she practically tiptoed around Iroquois Lake on her way to the women's title in the Gazette Stockade-athon.

SCHENECTADY

Gazette Stockade-athon: Bush, former winner, returns with promising young runners

It was difficult to tell if Dana Bush was more delighted with her finish in the Stockade-athon on Sunday, or with that of her two kids in the fun run. Take that back . . . it was the kids, easy.

Gazette Stockade-athon: Thompson tops record field of 1,859

SCHENECTADY

Gazette Stockade-athon: Thompson tops record field of 1,859

Candor is tucked inside the triangle formed by Binghamton, Ithaca and Elmira, “a quaint little town,” Val Thompson said.

SCHENECTADY

Gazette Stockade-athon: Elite, everyday runners drawn to popular event

It’s a tricky balance, offering a race that appeals to top-notch elite runners while maintaining its most important characteristic as a community event. The 37th annual Daily Gazette Stockade-athon 15k has achieved that like never before this year.

columnists & blogs