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(Daily Mail)   The London marathon this weekend will be preceded by 30 seconds' silence for the Boston bombing victims, listen for ticking   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 14
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2013-04-18 11:24:43 AM
Imagine the people running in slow motion to the Chariots of Fire theme music, while Michael Bay-like explosiions are going off all around them...that's entertainment!
 
2013-04-18 11:31:15 AM
Are we able to talk about how the original marathoner died at the end of the run, so perhaps what happened in Boston was just a homage to Pheidippides? Or is it still too soon?
 
2013-04-18 11:35:46 AM
Or how the original marathon was 25mi but those snobby Brits changed it for London 1908 to 26.2mi so the Royals could watch the finish from their box seats?
 
2013-04-18 11:39:33 AM
That will be the sound of teeth rattling during breathing.
 
2013-04-18 11:52:20 AM
Followed by "Murder, She Wrote", except on the West Coast.
 
2013-04-18 12:11:14 PM
Why you gotta make me laugh about stuff like that?

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2013-04-18 12:17:18 PM

Vercengetorix: Or how the original marathon was 25mi but those snobby Brits changed it for London 1908 to 26.2mi so the Royals could watch the finish from their box seats?


So if it wasn't for the British, you are saying the bombs would have missed the finish line by nearly a mile?

Damn British, they ruin everything.
 
2013-04-18 12:19:41 PM
oh and

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Modern bombs dont tick
 
2013-04-18 12:27:24 PM

IAmRight: Are we able to talk about how the original marathoner died at the end of the run, so perhaps what happened in Boston was just a homage to Pheidippides? Or is it still too soon?


Yes. You are hereby sentenced to affix three more magnetic ribbons to your car, post eight more insipid facebook status updates, and your favorite sports time is now known as the "Boston _______".
 
2013-04-18 12:30:04 PM

gopher321: Imagine the people running in slow motion to the Chariots of Fire theme music, while Michael Bay-like explosiions are going off all around them...that's entertainment!


that sounds like the beginnings of one of the jackass movies.
 
2013-04-18 03:05:24 PM

Vercengetorix: Or how the original marathon was 25mi but those snobby Brits changed it for London 1908 to 26.2mi so the Royals could watch the finish from their box seats?


Didn't know that.  Why didn't they just move the *starting* line up 1.2 miles?
 
2013-04-18 03:27:31 PM
Da dada dada da dada dada da dada dada da dada dada DADA, DADA, DADADADAAAAAAA beeeeeew.
 
2013-04-18 03:52:56 PM

downstairs: Vercengetorix: Or how the original marathon was 25mi but those snobby Brits changed it for London 1908 to 26.2mi so the Royals could watch the finish from their box seats?

Didn't know that.  Why didn't they just move the *starting* line up 1.2 miles?


It was when the marathon was new, so the distance was still in a little flux.  The Brits really wanted it to start at one castle and end at another, but that route was 26.  Close enough they said.

Than the American's refused to dip the flag, so the Brits got mad again.  They tacked on another .2 to get to finish at the King's box.

The distance bounced around some more until the '24 games.
 
2013-04-18 04:18:41 PM

IAmRight: Are we able to talk about how the original marathoner died at the end of the run, so perhaps what happened in Boston was just a homage to Pheidippides? Or is it still too soon?


To be fair, the only source indicating that Phidippedes died at the end of his run from Marathon to Athens is Lucian, who was writing a good 500+ years after the fact. Herodotus, recounting the events only about 50 years after the fact, mentions him running from Athens to Sparta (and back) to request help against the Persians, but makes no mention of him running from Marathon to Athens.
 
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