>Racing>The Boston Marathon, 'way back when
This 1968 article is long, but entertaining on multiple levels.
the characters: college freshmen groaning along as a part of their fraternity hazing; fat men who look as though they might have trouble climbing a flight of steps; saloon braggarts trying to win a bet; and, of course, women, who trot along as unofficial entrants, denied numbers for their chests. All of these poseurs, few of whom come close to finishing the race,
"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood." -Daniel Burnham
"I'm not o'poozed t' women's athletics," says Jock
He just didn't like bandits. And poseurs.
Interval Junkie --Nobby
The amateur rules here say a woman can't run more th'n a mile and a half. I'm in favor of makin' their races longer, but they doon't belong with men.
I completely agree . . . because I'm tired of getting passed by them!
2013 Goals: 18:49 5K • 1:25 HM • sub-3 Marathon • run lots of races
Current Status 5/13: challenging my Achilles issue -- building some base
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