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    By Bonnie Snyder
    March 26, 1999

     
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    Last Year's Guide

    Running sites generally fall into one of three categories: events, training and news. These four cover that spectrum; the first provides a little of everything.

    RUNNER'S WORLD
    http://www.runnersworld.com
    Unlike the fitness-oriented Runner's World magazine, the Web edition (updated almost daily) serves all levels of runners. One of its best features is a daily Q&A with a running figure – usually an athlete, but sometimes one of those colorful characters that make the sport accessible. A database offers less experienced runners loads of training and nutritional information.

    WASHINGTON RUNNING REPORT
    http://www.runwashington.com
    The Capital Running Company, which puts on some of the most popular area races, runs this site, so its events show up most prominently. But there's also a comprehensive calendar of local races, an up-to-date results section and links to entry applications for many events. Also see RacePacket for local-event info.

    DO IT SPORTS
    http://www.doitsports.com
    This site's running section (it also has cycling and mountain bike categories) links you to many of the most prominent marathons and distance races in the United States; click on "road events" to find events in other part of the country, searching by region and month.

    ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA
    http://www.rrca.org
    The Arlington-based RRCA specializes in running safety and women's running programs; its site lists clubs around the country and offers info for distance and recreational runners. Another good "official" page, geared toward the track crowd: http://www.usatf.org, the outpost of USA Track & Field, a one-stop site for records and meet results.

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