>Racing>The Boston Marathon, 'way back when
This 1968 article is long, but entertaining on multiple levels.
Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.
Not A Runner
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,
I want to do it because I want to do it. -Amelia Earhart
"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!
2014 Goals: sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)
Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon