robertisenberg

Winter Race: 2

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Runners are a weird bunch. Racing is a solo sport, like tennis, but no sport in history has incorporated as many competitors in a single event. Where soccer and field-hockey are fixed, a race can include hundreds or thousands of runners. But only one can win. For the thousand people who “lose,” the glory is in making good time, beating friendly rivals, showing off physical prowess and swank gear. They flaunt the legendary 99% mental stamina that keeps a runner going. Climbers salivate over summits. Runners freak for finish lines.

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