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Thursday, October 23, 2008


If you haven't seen this, what happens if the winner of a marathon doesn't start with the elite field? This happened at the Nike Womens Marathon. It turns out that the marathon organizers screw up and award the prize to the elite "winner." Then they change course and award both the winner and the "winner" first place. Can you do that? Apparently.

This reminds me of the time, in high school, when the two runners ahead of me made a wrong turn in a cross country race and thus cut off about a half mile of the course. They didn't mean to do so--it was a mistake. But they finished with such great times, and a number of us saw them make the wrong turn. So I won the race, right? No, the race organizers awarded the win, and second, to the wrong way guys. I finished "third."

Not still bitter though.


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