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(News.com.au)   Australian man runs a marathon a day for 20 months. Difficulty: He's now 16,000 miles from home   (news.com.au) divider line 19
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2013-08-24 09:26:40 PM
Dude must be awesome at holding his breath.
 
2013-08-24 09:28:28 PM
He's going to need new knees soon.  Lucky for him he has that commie socialist medicine thingie.
 
2013-08-24 09:28:29 PM
I just saw a tape of Ellen Degeneres telling a version of that joke back in 1986 at the Young Comedian's Reunion, with Richard Belzer, Robin Williams, Harry Anderson, Steven Wright and all the other "young comedians".

// No one laughed then either.
 
2013-08-24 09:33:18 PM
Meh, I'm sure it's no walk in the park, but 26 miles per day isn't that impressive..
 
2013-08-24 09:34:01 PM

notmtwain: I just saw a tape of Ellen Degeneres telling a version of that joke back in 1986 at the Young Comedian's Reunion, with Richard Belzer, Robin Williams, Harry Anderson, Steven Wright and all the other "young comedians".

// No one laughed then either.


It's actually a version of the old Henny Youngman joke:

A guy says to a doctor, "I'm having trouble with my love life at home." The doctor says, "Take off 20 pounds and run 10 miles a day for two weeks."
Two weeks later the guy calls the doctor, "Doctor, I took of the 20 pounds and I have been running the 10 miles a day."
"Okay, so how is your love life now?"
"I don't know; I'm 140 miles from home!"


/people did laugh then
 
2013-08-24 10:06:53 PM

TheHighlandHowler: Meh, I'm sure it's no walk in the park, but 26 miles per day isn't that impressive..


It was when Terry Fox did it... Of course he had the disadvantage of an artificial leg and a form of cancer working against him.
 
2013-08-24 10:09:10 PM
Poor guy actually ran TO Cleveland. Certainly a first
 
2013-08-24 10:09:58 PM
Why?
 
2013-08-24 10:12:02 PM
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2013-08-24 10:12:46 PM
How exactly does one run in orbit?
 
2013-08-24 10:28:07 PM
If he was going anywhere, he was RUNNING.
 
2013-08-24 10:33:42 PM

TheHighlandHowler: Meh, I'm sure it's no walk in the park, but 26 miles per day isn't that impressive..


I should hang out with you, I hear women like guys with a big dick.
 
2013-08-24 10:47:41 PM

Barfmaker: TheHighlandHowler: Meh, I'm sure it's no walk in the park, but 26 miles per day isn't that impressive..

I should hang out with you, I hear women like guys with a big dick.


You sound fat.

/kidding.  People walk at 3 mph. 26 mpd isn't unreasonable, especially with support.
 
2013-08-24 10:49:22 PM

Barfmaker: TheHighlandHowler: Meh, I'm sure it's no walk in the park, but 26 miles per day isn't that impressive..

I should hang out with you, I hear women like guys with who are a big dick.

 
2013-08-24 11:58:00 PM

TheHighlandHowler: Barfmaker: TheHighlandHowler: Meh, I'm sure it's no walk in the park, but 26 miles per day isn't that impressive..

I should hang out with you, I hear women like guys with a big dick.

You sound fat.

/kidding.  People walk at 3 mph. 26 mpd isn't unreasonable, especially with support.


I'm not fat, I run. Far. And often...as in a few times a week. You sound like you don't. Ever.

I'm not as old as the guy in this story but I can imagine what it's like to run an average of a marathon a day for two years, even running slow with walk breaks and support, and I think it would be hella tough. I don't think I could do it for a week, never mind two years.

You can imagine it too and you think it wouldn't be much of an accomplishment.

One of us is wrong.
 
2013-08-25 02:02:42 AM
Damn it Gump!
 
2013-08-25 09:27:22 AM
When I hiked across Spain, I could walk 26 miles in a day without much difficulty, especially on good trails or roads. Wake up at 5am, walk about 3mph, done before dinner with time to spare. My longest day was 35 miles. And that was while carrying a pack with all my belongings, mind you.

I'm not saying it is easy, but it wasn't exactly hard either.
 
2013-08-25 12:12:34 PM
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2013-08-25 06:48:58 PM
Actually, he's quite close to home. Subby needs a globe.
 
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