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Friday, October 23, 2009

Re that article about slow marathoners

The Jurassic New York Times has another... what are they called? In the modern world, they're called blog posts... "Article," I think they're called. Something to do with an analog machine called "typewriter," I think. Sorry, I'm not up to date on my ancient forms of communication. It's quaint how these reenactors keep history alive.

Anyway, what was I saying? Right. The Times has an article questioning the legitimacy of slower-paced marathoners.

What do I think? I like to aspire to be classy every once in a while. I didn't think of this idea, but wish I did. I would like to see more of what a commenter (when I find it again, I'll link to it) described at a race in Berkeley - the winner was doing a cool-down run and happened upon the last runner, who was still struggling to finish. The winner of the race helped the racer to the line by keeping him/her company.

There. "Problem" solved.


  1. Anyone who engages in regular physical activity should be applauded. Plato said it best: "never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow." The "slowest" runner still finished ahead of the "expert" writer.

  2. If anyone feels they mystique is gone from the marathon, they should run it backwards.