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(RealClear)   Smug marathon runner crosses the finish line twice in 24 hours   (realclear.com) divider line 29
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2013-11-06 10:51:42 AM  
As tradition dictates.
 
2013-11-06 10:54:42 AM  

Sybarite: As tradition dictates.


We're done here.

/Nike.
 
2013-11-06 11:20:13 AM  
An old woman...turned 86
She ran the marathon....and died the next day

And isn't it ironic...no it isn't
A little too ironic...no it really makes sense
 
2013-11-06 11:52:28 AM  
rlv.zcache.com
 
2013-11-06 12:47:47 PM  
Looks like she was...86ed.

Her time at....run out.
 
2013-11-06 01:03:54 PM  
Honestly, that sounds like a pretty nice way to go.
 
2013-11-06 01:06:06 PM  
That's the Warrior Code.
 
2013-11-06 01:17:56 PM  
That's no way to go. Caught in the gears of a combine, now that's a way to go
 
2013-11-06 01:21:48 PM  

bdub77: An old woman...turned 86
She ran the marathon....and died the next day

And isn't it ironic...no it isn't
A little too ironic...no it really makes sense


It like Raaaaiiiiin, on your wedding day!.
 
2013-11-06 01:24:54 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: That's no way to go. Caught in the gears of a combine, now that's a way to go


My father went the same way.
 
2013-11-06 01:43:53 PM  

VvonderJesus: HaywoodJablonski: That's no way to go. Caught in the gears of a combine, now that's a way to go

My father went the same way.


....to shreds, you say....well, how's the wife holding up?

/To shreds, you say.
 
2013-11-06 01:46:14 PM  
She refused medical attention after falling and hitting her head during the run. So, sorry, no sympathy.
 
2013-11-06 01:58:22 PM  

ukexpat: She refused medical attention after falling and hitting her head during the run. So, sorry, no sympathy.


Way to go tough guy.

Of course, there is no evidence that the bump on the head had anything to do with the cause of death, but don't let that you stop you from making everyone aware of your zero tolerance policy on octogenarian's post-marathon health screens.
 
2013-11-06 03:02:00 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: That's the Warrior Code.


Not that you could ever understand it
 
2013-11-06 03:22:45 PM  

bdub77: An old woman...turned 86
She ran the marathon....and died the next day

And isn't it ironic...no it isn't
A little too ironic...no it really makes sense


lol...firs thing i thought of
 
2013-11-06 03:29:15 PM  
Wow.  I just saw that lady on the Today Show too, she seemed perfectly fine.  Apparently this was hours before she died:

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-11-06 04:08:18 PM  

ukexpat: She refused medical attention after falling and hitting her head during the run. So, sorry, no sympathy.


She bought her ticket. She knew what she was getting into.
 
2013-11-06 06:06:05 PM  
Tired of these stories of people who "run" the marathon only to find out they were averaging 19 minute miles...
 
2013-11-06 07:52:58 PM  
The first guy to run the marathon died too, and I doubt he was 86 years old.
 
2013-11-06 08:58:39 PM  

o5iiawah: Tired of these stories of people who "run" the marathon only to find out they were averaging 19 minute miles...


Generally speaking I'd agree with you, but according to TFA she ran it in 1991 (at 64 years old) in under 4 hours.  She's definitely not some slouch who ran one just to tell everyone she ran one-- it's a legitimate hobby for her
 
2013-11-06 09:05:25 PM  

balki1867: o5iiawah: Tired of these stories of people who "run" the marathon only to find out they were averaging 19 minute miles...

Generally speaking I'd agree with you, but according to TFA she ran it in 1991 (at 64 years old) in under 4 hours.  She's definitely not some slouch who ran one just to tell everyone she ran one-- it's a legitimate hobby for her


Yeah, but this time it took her eight hours. You could walk that distance in less time than that.
 
2013-11-06 10:55:40 PM  
When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did -- in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.


oldie but goody.
 
2013-11-07 06:58:20 AM  

bingethinker: balki1867: o5iiawah: Tired of these stories of people who "run" the marathon only to find out they were averaging 19 minute miles...

Generally speaking I'd agree with you, but according to TFA she ran it in 1991 (at 64 years old) in under 4 hours.  She's definitely not some slouch who ran one just to tell everyone she ran one-- it's a legitimate hobby for her

Yeah, but this time it took her eight hours. You could walk that distance in less time than that.


We'll see how well you do in the marathon when you are 86.   Good for her, she lived her life to the fullest until the end rather than a nursing home vegetable like most of the fat and drunk Farkers here will be by their 60s.
 
2013-11-07 10:56:54 AM  

lennavan: Wow.  I just saw that lady on the Today Show too, she seemed perfectly fine.  Apparently this was hours before she died:

[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x357]


Now I'm confused, the article made it sound like she never made it to the Today show... died the night after the marathon.
 
2013-11-07 10:58:44 AM  

SmellsLikePoo: lennavan: Wow.  I just saw that lady on the Today Show too, she seemed perfectly fine.  Apparently this was hours before she died:

[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x357]

Now I'm confused, the article made it sound like she never made it to the Today show... died the night after the marathon.


Just re-read it, I guess it was the next day.

FTA: "After the race, it was her custom to have a hot bath and go to bed. On the next day, it was her tradition to go to Rockefeller Plaza where US TV network NBC films the Today show.
When she and her sister returned to their hotel, Johnson lay down to rest and never woke up."
 
2013-11-07 11:25:22 AM  

o5iiawah: Tired of these stories of people who "run" the marathon only to find out they were averaging 19 minute miles...


Her time age-grades out to a sub 3.  So go run your sub 3 and then call her a slacker.
 
2013-11-07 11:59:39 AM  
Alanis might consider this to be ironic.
 
2013-11-07 12:05:54 PM  
She insisted on getting up and crossing the finish line. I admire her moxy. She went out on her own terms - active and involved to the end. She passed quickly and without prolonged suffering or dependency.

It seems like her name expressed her personality.

We all have to go some time, and she made a hell of a classy exit.
 
2013-11-07 03:14:59 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: bingethinker: balki1867: o5iiawah: Tired of these stories of people who "run" the marathon only to find out they were averaging 19 minute miles...

Generally speaking I'd agree with you, but according to TFA she ran it in 1991 (at 64 years old) in under 4 hours.  She's definitely not some slouch who ran one just to tell everyone she ran one-- it's a legitimate hobby for her

Yeah, but this time it took her eight hours. You could walk that distance in less time than that.

We'll see how well you do in the marathon when you are 86.   Good for her, she lived her life to the fullest until the end rather than a nursing home vegetable like most of the fat and drunk Farkers here will be by their 60s.


We'll never know. By the time I'm 86, marathons will have been outlawed, so that the snowflake generation won't feel bad about being too fat to even stand and watch a marathon.
 
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