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Monday, April 20, 2009

A Gem From Sports Illustrated

I'm fairly disappointed at the lack of any coverage of Boston at While looking through the front page I found a link to the SI Vault about Patriot's Day sports, and came across a 1963 article by Hal Higdon titled "On The Run From Dogs And People".

I believe this article must have morphed into Higdon's classic 1971 book of the same title, which contains one of my favorite lines about people who just don't get running:
Occasionally you do run into a comment that is actually funny. Ted Corbitt, a distance man from The Bronx, runs to the subway on his way to work as part of his training program. One day a guy said to his friend as Corbitt jogged by, "Man, that cat's late every morning."

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