Saturday, June 16, 2007

Lots of sore people in Duluth tonight what with a hot, humid Grandma's race today and all!

Grand Ma's Marathon was held today in Duluth, itz a big deal, the whole town comes out in support of the runners...We always make an effort to cheer on the racers. Running over 26 miles is kudos to all the finishers. The name, "marathon", comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek soldier, who was sent from the town of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been miraculously defeated in the Battle of Marathon. It is said that he ran the entire distance without stopping, but moments after proclaiming his message to the city he collapsed dead from exhaustion [source: Da Internet]. Ya gotta admire that Greek dude, total out-put w/ no gu or hammer-gel, like totally red-lining, followed by a totally awesome, full-on, righteous, major, career-ending BONK!!!! :)Oh yeah, I missed cheering for Brent Smith it goes....

United Underachievers: 101 minutes of pretty good pace out towards Two Harbors...still sore...starting to worry that I'll be a hurtin' cowboy come next Sunday @ Mont du Lac...

1 comment:

  1. You forgot to point out that the Greek dude was naked - probably died from embare-assed-ment.