Tony Van Dorston

Tony has been a runner for over three decades, competing in cross country and track in high school and college, and road races for various clubs. He's served as team captain for several Corporate Challenge teams at YMCA of the USA, and has informally coached many friends over the years.


Cain Wins First U.S. Distance Medal in World Junior Championships

In the 28 year history of the IAAF World Junior Championships, not a single American had won a medal in a distance event over 800 meters.  That changed on Thursday night at Hayward Field, when Mary Cain won the 3000 meters race with a blazing kick. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, Mary Cain, 3000, gold medal, Alexa Efraimson, Elise Cranny, 1500

Yoga Can Improve Mental Capacity in Older Adults

A study published this week in The Journals of Gerontology showed that older adults who practiced yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved their performance when tested on their brains' executive function. Generally this isn't surprising, as most exercise is usually shown to be beneficial to mental capacity. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, Yoga, mental capacity, memory

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