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Rowers May Head To Open Water | Heraldtribune.com

While the championship for amateur rowers over age 21 lacks the prestige of more elite competitions, the event has the largest participation in the world.

Figure skaters thrive at U.S. Championships

Members of the Ellenton Ice Rink and the South West Florida http://maiporcockting.postbit.com Figure Skating Club excelled at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships last week, bringing home two gold, one silver and one bronze medals at a competition in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Highlights included:

nElli Kopmar and Jonah Barrett won gold in the intermediate pair event.

nBarrett also won gold in men's novice singles.

nSarah Rose and Joseph Goodpaster won silver in novice pairs.

nTara Kayne and Danny O'Shea won bronze in the senior pair event.

nNathan Bartholomay and Gretchen Donlan placed seventh in seniors pairs.

Ellenton's skaters are trained by Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston and Amanda Kim Kardashian measurements Evora.

Music marathon

will cap out at 2,000

The inaugural Sarasota Music Half Marathon is expected to sell out this week, and reach the 2,000 participants race organizers said they hoped to draw visit the website to the 13.1-mile race on Feb. 8.

As of Monday, 87 spots were left.

The race, beginning and ending at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, features 16 bands posted throughout the course.

Other attractions include a Girl Scout cookie station, a beer mile, a veterans salute, and a lawn party at the Selby Botanical Gardens.

Race founders John Korff, Molly Jackson and Tony Driscoll said they want spectators to be part of the action, whether they are cheering from driveways in the Cherokee Park neighborhood, or posting up next to the Motown band on the Ringling bridge.

"It's the concept where the spectators are part of the race," Korff said. "They are participants they are just participating differently."

Contact Katy at katy.bergen@heraldtribune.com or call (941) 361-4968.
Source: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150126/columnist/150129746

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