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2:14pm

Wed April 2, 2014
Shots - Health News

Run When You're 25 For A Sharper Brain When You're 45

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 1:47 pm

Leading an active lifestyle in your 20s will benefit your brain down the road.
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If you're in your 20s, you might work out because it's fun, or because it makes you look better. But here's another reason to hit the gym or go for a jog — exercising now may help preserve your memory and cognition later in life.

Researchers figured this out by following 2,700 men and women for 25 years as part of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study.

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9:34am

Wed September 4, 2013
Sports

Sprinter Usain Bolt Says He'll Retire After 2016 Olympics

Originally published on Wed September 4, 2013 10:16 am

Usain Bolt of Jamaica sprints to victory and a new world record in the men's 4x100 meter relay at the 2011 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
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Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest man alive, says he's thinking about hanging up his running shoes after the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

The 27-year-old holds world records in the 100 and 200 meters and has six Olympic gold medals. But Bolt says that before retiring, he'd like to win gold in Rio de Janeiro as well as at next year's Commonwealth Games and best his own world record in the 200.

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12:18pm

Wed August 14, 2013
Sports

In Moscow, American Runner Dedicates His Medal To Gay Friends

Nick Symmonds of the United States celebrates winning silver in the Men's 800 meters final during Day Four of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday.
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The two-time U.S. Olympian Nick Symmonds won the silver medal in the 800 meter race, yesterday, in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

That wasn't the news, however. Instead, the news became Symmonds' dedication of his medal to his gay and lesbian friends.

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12:24pm

Tue August 13, 2013
Sports

Mary Cain, America's Teenage Phenom, Advances To 1,500m Final

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 1:06 pm

Mary Cain of the United States competes in the Women's 1500 metres heats during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow.
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Mary Cain, the 17-year-old phenom who was the youngest female runner at the IAAF World Championships in track and field in Moscow, has stunned again by qualifying for the 1,500 meters final.

Perhaps Jason Gay, a sports columnist for The Wall Street Journal put it best, when he tweeted:

"Just amazing. The first Rio superstar is born. RT @ScottCacciola It looks like 17-year-old Mary Cain advances to the women's 1,500m final."

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7:37am

Mon July 15, 2013
The Two-Way

3 Of The World's Best Sprinters Test Positive For Banned Substances

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 9:46 am

Tyson Gay reacts after winning the Men's 200 Meter Dash final on day four of the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in June in Des Moines, Iowa.
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