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(CNN)   "I am lucky to still have all my limbs. I can still be active. I find fuel in the simple idea that I can run. Some cannot"   (www-m.cnn.com) divider line
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2019-04-15 09:47:19 PM  
Meanwhile, I put on pants this morning.
 
2019-04-16 02:33:36 AM  
I mean...

I get you want to do something for your fallen friends.

But... isn't running a Marathon in memory of fallen war heroes somewhat ironic?
 
2019-04-16 02:34:16 AM  
(I mean, it's not, but damnit it wants to be)
 
2019-04-16 02:58:03 AM  

dstanley: Meanwhile, I put on pants this morning.


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2019-04-16 02:59:11 AM  
Herndon crossed the line at three hours and 38 minuets.
dance like there's no one watching.
 
2019-04-16 03:12:02 AM  
In order to make friends, you have to spend about 100 hours in collaboration. The military is  a place to make unbreakable friends. Unfortunately, it's a high loss environment. So you lose friends you later wish were still available, making them more perfect than they would have been. Not the jerks the rest of your group turned into.
 
2019-04-16 04:33:47 AM  
I'm surprised that the government is letting the media mention US casualties again.  Then again, this story is technically good PR, so I guess they made an exception.
 
2019-04-16 04:40:27 AM  
People behind him:  "Get the f@ck out of my way, you attention whore!"
 
2019-04-16 04:50:49 AM  
HAng on a sec. Rupert Hamer died in 2004.
 
2019-04-16 05:17:19 AM  

puffy999: I mean...

I get you want to do something for your fallen friends.

But... isn't running a Marathon in memory of fallen war heroes somewhat ironic?


I admit I don't get it. Does running the marathon actually benefit anyone?
 
433 [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2019-04-16 05:19:09 AM  
Good for him.  And good for him for finding a way to cope with complex issues in a way that allows him to work, and achieve goals.
 
433 [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2019-04-16 05:20:06 AM  
I meant strive to achieve goals, not "work in a cube," and achieve goals.  Christ.
 
2019-04-16 05:31:37 AM  
If this story is too happy for you, remember that the LT who got his buddies killed had his time pencil whipped as twenty minutes faster, and was on a Dunkin' run the whole time.
 
2019-04-16 07:03:28 AM  
Hooray him. Though *some* might wonder if he intentionally made it about him by crawling to the finish line for a photo op. But those people would be quite cynical. Unlike me.
 
2019-04-16 07:44:24 AM  
Article kinda missed explaining the part of why he was on his hands and knees.
 
2019-04-16 08:01:26 AM  
Men with guns are not heroes by definition. Dying with a gun in one's hand does not make one a hero. Doing things "in honor of" men who died with guns in their hands, even if they were really heroic, is not itself heroic. Excuse me while I eat my breakfast in honor of the 101st Airborne, and if you don't like it you're a dirty commie.
 
2019-04-16 08:08:42 AM  

NephilimNexus: I'm surprised that the government is letting the media mention US casualties again.  Then again, this story is technically good PR, so I guess they made an exception.


Wtf?  Was the last news you saw right before the main picture back in 45?
 
2019-04-16 08:12:08 AM  

VisualiseThis: Article kinda missed explaining the part of why he was on his hands and knees.


Wondering the same too.   At first I wondered if he threw himself down to symbolically crawl across the finish line for some weird reason, but he was airlifted for medical attention.

Not that it's unheard of at a marathon, but it would be nice to know why?

/totally not a bookmark
 
2019-04-16 08:36:53 AM  
From WBZ Boston:

His legs locked out near mile 22 forcing the Afghanistan veteran to get on his hands and knees. He wasn't giving up, drawing inspiration from three fellow comrades who didn't survive a bombing attack overseas.
"I say their last names out loud while I'm listening to my music," Herndon explains. "I just repeat: 'Ballard, Hamer, Juarez. Ballard, Hamer, Juarez.'"
At one point, he lowered to his stomach but continued to drag himself as race volunteers stood nearby."
 
2019-04-16 09:25:58 AM  
I'm not buying it.
 
2019-04-16 10:53:16 AM  
AW's gonna AW.  Way to bring attention to your cause by acting like a giant drama llama.  Maybe a little more time training on the road, and a little less in the gym next time.
 
2019-04-16 11:38:50 AM  
This thread has sprouted a lot of edges.
 
2019-04-16 11:45:19 AM  

BoothbyTCD: This thread has sprouted a lot of edges.


You must hate it when your circle jerk of jingoism is interrupted by cold hard reality.
 
2019-04-16 12:20:37 PM  

RedWhiteAndBluetooth: Men with guns are not heroes by definition. Dying with a gun in one's hand does not make one a hero. Doing things "in honor of" men who died with guns in their hands, even if they were really heroic, is not itself heroic. Excuse me while I eat my breakfast in honor of the 101st Airborne, and if you don't like it you're a dirty commie.


I bet you also prefer heroes who weren't captured.
 
2019-04-16 02:02:54 PM  

RedWhiteAndBluetooth: Men with guns are not heroes by definition. Dying with a gun in one's hand does not make one a hero. Doing things "in honor of" men who died with guns in their hands, even if they were really heroic, is not itself heroic. Excuse me while I eat my breakfast in honor of the 101st Airborne, and if you don't like it you're a dirty commie.


I'd go further.

These are volunteers in a war to
....
kill Muslims, basically.

They didn't sign up to protect America or our interests, they signed up because our country convinced them that brown people are evil.
 
2019-04-16 04:33:13 PM  

puffy999: RedWhiteAndBluetooth: Men with guns are not heroes by definition. Dying with a gun in one's hand does not make one a hero. Doing things "in honor of" men who died with guns in their hands, even if they were really heroic, is not itself heroic. Excuse me while I eat my breakfast in honor of the 101st Airborne, and if you don't like it you're a dirty commie.

I'd go further.

These are volunteers in a war to
....
kill Muslims, basically.

They didn't sign up to protect America or our interests, they signed up because our country convinced them that brown people are evil.


Well, aren't we all edgy. I was going to ask if you're fun at parties... but we both know you're not.
 
2019-04-16 05:33:43 PM  

433: Good for him.  And good for him for finding a way to cope with complex issues in a way that allows him to work, and achieve goals.


And more importantly doesn't really mess with anyone else significantly.  Too many people find ways of coping that involve farking up other people's lives one way or another.
 
2019-04-17 04:49:42 AM  
Poopins....that's all folks!!!
 
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