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    Beek's Blog: Surprise visitor to Modesto

    As two-time Olympic gold medalist Erin Cafaro was at the ballpark to throw out the first pitch, another champion - former Bulls' GM Jerry Krause - was in town as a special scout for the Diamondbacks.

    Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 6:43 PM

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    Beek's Blog: Dickerson fast-tracked to The Show

    Corey Dickerson, who opened the 2012 season as Modesto's starting right fielder, was added to the Colorado Rockies' roster on Friday.

    Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM

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    SILVA: Extreme endurance athletes amaze, inspire

    Before he jetted off to The Netherlands to compete in the 24-hour world championships last week, Modesto ultramarathoner Jon Olsen came to our office to talk about writing a blog about his experiences.

    Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:23 PM

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    Modesto man's win in 24-hour run is a remarkable feat

    A lot of good athletes have come out of Stanislaus County. Some of them excel in college and go on to participate in the Olympics and-or professional sports. And then there are the very few who achieve the pinnacle in their field. Jon Olsen is c...

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 6:01 PM

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    Jon Olsen Blog, Finale: The journey to world champion

    As I sit here on the plane back to Modesto, I am reflecting back on the race and you couldn't have written a better script.

    Monday, May 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM

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    Jon Olsen Blog, Part 6: Of fear, a drug test and flying the flag

    I'm sitting in the hotel lobby. It's just me, my coffee, and my thoughts on this Friday morning the day before the IAU 24 Hour World Championships. It is normal to go through a variety of emotions the day before a race ... nervousness, e...

    Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM

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    Jon Olsen Blog, Part 5: Kicking it in Steenbergen

    Hallelujah! I got a good night's sleep. After going to bed at near midnight, I woke up at 2 a.m., but I was able to get right back to sleep and sleep until about 7:30. After a good breakfast, I was able to receive some therapy for my hip.

    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM

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    Jon Olsen Blog, Part 4: Working out the kinks

    After a series of naps last night, I was up and out the door by 9 this morning after a wonderful breakfast. It was a 15-minute walk to the train station. The morning wasn't completely uneventful as I wrenched my upper back this morning zippi...

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:01 AM

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    Modesto ultra-runner Jon Olsen has sore hip after long flight

    Modesto's Jon Olsen arrived Tuesday in Holland after a long plane ride from San Francisco. He's still battling a sore right hip — unwelcome news with the International Association of Ultrarunners 24-hour World Championships only d...

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 11:59 PM

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    Jon Olsen Blog, Part 3: A long trip before the long run

    The long plane flight is always a dreaded part of the trip. Especially for a man that is battling piriformis issues such as myself. The key is to get up as often as you can to stretch and walk around.

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:59 PM

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