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Coronavirus Live Updates: New Zealand Races to Trace Source of New Outbreak

Coronavirus Live Updates: Governors Seek to Reduce Testing Times in U.S.

Coronavirus Live Updates: New Zealand Races to Trace Source of New Outbreak Coronavirus Live Updates: New Zealand Races to Trace Source of New Outbreak The latest numbers on jobless claims and the deficit could further the standoff on the next stimulus bill. Efforts to reach an agreement on another pandemic stimulus package could get even tougher after weekly new jobless …

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N.H.L. Award Races Bode Well for a Compelling Restart

N.H.L. Award Races Bode Well for a Compelling Restart

N.H.L. Award Races Bode Well for a Compelling Restart N.H.L. Award Races Bode Well for a Compelling Restart The N.H.L. announced finalists for its major awards last week, and it was both a reminder of how long ago those performances were and how compelling the postseason tournament will be if players can get back to that level of play quickly. …

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With Pandemic Keeping Them Apart, Runners Embrace Virtual Races

With Pandemic Keeping Them Apart, Runners Embrace Virtual Races

With Pandemic Keeping Them Apart, Runners Embrace Virtual Races With Pandemic Keeping Them Apart, Runners Embrace Virtual Races On a Friday evening in late June, three women in matching blue-and-white Hoka running shoes leaned over a starting line at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, Ariz., each with one hand on their watches. After a countdown and a yell of “go!” they …

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Despite Warnings, Races Continue at a N. Carolina Speedway

Despite Warnings, Races Continue at a N. Carolina Speedway

Despite Warnings, Races Continue at a N. Carolina Speedway Despite Warnings, Races Continue at a N. Carolina Speedway A card with at least seven races and qualifying was carried out on Saturday at Ace Speedway in Elon, N.C., with a large crowd in attendance, despite apparent warnings from the Alamance County sheriff to cancel the program. The speedway’s owners, Robert …

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Many Races, Little Time: Cycling Faces a Crowded Calendar

Many Races, Little Time: Cycling Faces a Crowded Calendar

Many Races, Little Time: Cycling Faces a Crowded Calendar Many Races, Little Time: Cycling Faces a Crowded Calendar A few events were canceled outright, including the Tour of Switzerland. But most of the races originally planned for March through July have been crammed into the new schedule, somehow, someway. Many multiday races overlap, most notably two of the Grand Tours, …

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The Pandemic Wiped Out Endurance Races. How They Plan to Come Back

The Pandemic Wiped Out Endurance Races. How They Plan to Come Back

The economics of the endurance-event business make a pandemic particularly problematic. Registration fees produce as much as 80 percent of revenues, and 80 to 90 percent of that money is spent on expenses weeks and months in advance of race day, including purchases of medals, T-shirts and permits. A canceled race owned by a mom-and-pop business that has to issue …

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The Best Thing About NASCAR’s Virtual Races Might Be the Real Competition

The Best Thing About NASCAR’s Virtual Races Might Be the Real Competition

When Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota sped across the finish line at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida last month, the victory was unlike any he had experienced. Trailing Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the race’s final lap, Hamlin, the 2006 NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year, made a final push coming out of Turn 4 and surged past Earnhardt to win …

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The Rise of Virtual Races

The Rise of Virtual Races

“Pre-Covid virtual runs tended to market themselves on cool swag for a specific, one-time distance,” she said. “Post-Covid, I’m seeing a lot more longer-term challenges or programs that give people something to do over a longer period of time.” She cites a 19-day quarantine virtual challenge and a challenge to run 50 or 100 miles by April 30 as creative …

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