60 years of the death of one of the great pioneers of racing background, Alan Turing.

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This year 2014 marks 60 years since the death of one of the great pioneers of the racing line.
One of the scientists is Edwin Hubble-athlete with great contributions to cosmology and the pugilisme practicing or boxing, Hubble was in the heavyweight category, so with a good jab you could teach his theories that they take to identify stars belonging to the Andromeda nebula.
However, it was Alan Turing who surprised me most to know his connection to the sport, because while it was between theories of cryptography, mathematics, and logic before being considered father of computing, it was marathon runner, inclusive, were worthy of their time Olympic medal as it was over the silver medalist at London 1948, Tom Richards and 11 minutes from the Olympic champion, Delfo Cabrera.
Alan Mathison Turing (23 June 1912-7 June 1954) was a British mathematician. He worked in fields as theoretical computer science, cryptanalysis and artificial intelligence. He is considered the father of modern computing. Some of his main contributions to theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence were the Turing machine, computability universal Turing test. Under the British intelligence services, and throughout World War II, he worked at Bletchley Park, the center of British cryptography, where he led for a time the Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He developed several techniques for breaking German codes, including the "bomb" electromechanical machine that could break the German code machine Enigma cryptography. This was crucial for the development of the Battle of the Atlantic. He was the first scientist to use computer applications in mathematics.
He was prosecuted in 1952 by the British intelligence service because of his homosexuality. Not going to prison, Turing agreed to undergo hormone therapy (estrogen) they used at that time. Turing committed suicide in 1954 ended up eating an apple with cyanide. (Apple Apple?)

"Domingo Catalan. From 0 to 100, "Ignatius Gaya

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If there is a character that everyone links to popular athletics, this is Domingo Catalan. In the late 70s he was part of the first Catalan team ran the first marathon in New York and, later, his name began to sound hard when he won the first race of El Corte Inglés. Even prison inmates Model encouraging him when the Barcelona Marathon pass by. He later won the world 100 km. Become an icon of popular athletics on Sunday helped to transform street racing in mass phenomenon we know today.

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"Having reviewed the experiences that I have explained in this book, I have come to one conclusion: I am a lucky type. And I feel like I've tried to do many things as well as I have known. I am not so naive to think that everything I have tried to perform successfully completed. But I am clear that learns more from a defeat than a hundred victories. "Domingo Catalan

Sources and Ignatius Gaya (Barcelona, ​​1970) is a journalist and works in the culture section of the Services TV3 News. He is the author of the young adult novel Like a bike.

Michael Pucurull "runs marathon for research on childhood diabetes makes the Hospital of St. John of God"

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My name is Michael and I am 75 years Pucurull. Spread the Barcelona Marathon on March 16, 2014 after raising funds for research into childhood diabetes makes the Hospital of St. John of God. Although in recent years progress has been made in the understanding of type 1 diabetes mellitus children, there is still a long way "to reach the goal." It is shocking to know that children who suffer are doomed, until s "get it" slavery needle keeps them alive, and had to carefully control what you eat and the exercise you do . The research requires a lot of money. So, I ask you for your cooperation. Whatever contribution you can make will be extraordinarily celebrated and used as needed by the Hospital of St. John of God. Thank you.

Recapte is through "My bit" Real Dreams Foundation http://www.elmeugradesorra.org/miquelpucurull1 , where you can send your contributions and make them reach the hospital.

Catalonia Marathon 1980

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We invite you to enjoy this historic document Marathon Catalonia 1980 we rescued alive thanks to The Encyclopedia of running: Michael Pucurull friend.
At that time there was talk of some 1,000 participants.

The fortunate Marc receives the prize trip to New York and an inscription on the New York marathon in VOTV

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The fortunate Marc Garcia of San Andres Toro Llavaneras, Triathlon Club Calella with the number 5575, received the award, a trip to New York and New York marathon registration in the offices VOTV.
We have some photos of the moment of delivery. Congratulations Marc!!

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Fiz. Puro Marathon

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The story of Martin Fiz, European Champion, World Champion marathon and Prince of Asturias Award for Sport embodies all the most admirable aspects of an athlete. A tireless worker, for example pundonor and improvement. A child who walked the streets of Vitoria delivering eggs to help his family and reached the top force to break barriers. An athlete after suffering a myriad of obstacles in his career, never give up, never put limits on yourself and reached the top of the marathon world thanks to the passion he feels for running. Forged from children in tough field tests using the Basque Country, dared to change the history of the marathon world where only succeed legends. One of the most important stories ever told international sport, full of successes, but also failures and worries. Martin made ​​the world weep in the European Championships Marathon, kneeling on the finish along its two great friends and world cried kneeling in front of Olympic Stadium after his fourth place in the Atlanta Games . The documentary focuses not only on sporting achievements obtained. These serve as a backdrop to tell the story of a humble person, simple, full of values ​​of effort, improvement and friendship. Where these values ​​are above the medals.

There is a lot, but on October 23, Cultural Centre Granollers screening the film on the great marathoner Martin Fiz. Do not miss the!