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Cooper River Bridge Run - Series of Articles
By Art Liberman

Back in December, 2004, I was asked by David Quick, a reporter with Charleston, SC’s daily newspaper, “The Post and Courier” to write a weekly column of articles to help runners and walkers train for The Cooper River Bridge Run. The column ran from January 17th through April 4th, 2005 and appeared in the Science and Health section.

The Cooper River Bridge Run ranks among the largest 10Ks in the United States; this year’s event reached its entry cap of 40,000 participants several days before the race. The Bridge Run is also considered to be a very challenging 10Ks as its participants must ascend two spans of the Silas Pearman Bridge –the first span features a climb of 180 feet in less than a mile!

This year’s event, the 28th annual, was a very special one as the Pearman Bridge was used for the final time. It will be taken down soon to make room for the brand new Arthur Ravenel Bridge, which will be the featured attraction of next year’s Cooper River Bridge Run, set for April 1st, 2006. Over 50,000 participants are expected!

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