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Front Runners New York  Front Runners New York, established in 1979, is a running and multi-sport club for LGBT and LGBT-friendly athletes. #FRNY

Congrats to all of the FRNY Finishers. Hope you're rehydrating...please tag anyone who was missed #frny #frontrunners #bostonmarathon #gayrunners #samadams262

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Interested in starting your path towards becoming a runner/run-walker... but don’t know where to begin??
Starting April 14th FRNY begins its next series of it’s coached 11 week program designed for beginners leading up to the 2018 FRNY LGBT Pride Run
$55 - includes 2018 FRNY membership and FRNY racing singlet. WHAT A DEAL!

First session is Saturday, April 14
Email: beginners@frny with questions
Link in bio!!!
💙🧡 #FRNY

Stay warm NYC!!!
📷: via FRNY Facebook (Cherry Tree Relay & 10 Mile)
#FRNY #MarchMadness #InLikeALion

Just some of our amazing club members that we honor on today (but also everyday 🧡💙) #InternationalWomensDay
#FRNY #WhoRunTheWorld 📷: @dapingluo

Good Luck to everyone running the Washington Heights 5K today!!
Have a great run! 🧡💙
#WashHeights5K #FRNY

@frontrunnersny showing what team spirit looks like at the @nyrr Night at the Races!‬ #Repost @armorynyc

The caption on his University of Wisconsin yearbook photograph was prophetic: “Of matchless swiftness,” it reads, quoting the ancient Greek author Homer, “but of silent pace.”
His expression says it all. -George Coleman Poage
#BlackHistoryMonth #HiddenFigures #RepresentationMatters

George Coleman Poage
Track and Field Athlete, Educator(1880–1962)
(Third from the left)

Poage was the first Black athlete to run for the University of Wisconsin. Poage joined the school’s freshman track team and made the varsity team his sophomore year. He consistently won points for the Badgers in his specialized events, short sprints and hurdles, quickly gaining the respect of his team mates. After graduating in 1903 with a degree in history, Poage returned to UW to take graduate classes and continue running track. He continued to break barriers and set records as an athlete, becoming in 1903 the first African American Big Ten track champion (individually) by placing first in the 440-yard dash and the 220-yard hurdles.

#Representation Matters
#BlackHistoryMonth #HiddenFigures

George Coleman Poage
Track and Field Athlete, Educator(1880–1962)

Poage was the first African-American athlete to win a medal in the Olympic Games, winning two bronze medals at the 1904 games in St. Louis winning in both the 200-yard and 400-yard hurdles.

#BlackHistoryMonth #HiddenFigures

Jesse Owens proved in Berlin and thereafter that he was a dreamer who could make the dreams of others come true, a speaker who could make the world listen and a man who held out hope to millions of young people. Throughout his life, he worked with the youth, sharing of himself and the little material wealth that he had. In this way, Jesse Owens was equally the champion on the playground of the poorest neighborhoods as he was on the oval of the Olympic games.

A few seconds, perhaps a fraction of a second, can mean the difference between victory and defeat, between becoming a legend or leaving as a footnote. “People come out to see you perform, and you’ve got to give them the best you have within you,” the great track and field star Jesse Owens once said. “A lifetime of training, for just 10 seconds.”

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