are sometimes smooth and silky, and other times tired and tight.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Marathon Man

Last year, to much fanfare a certain seven time Tour de France winner ran the New York Marathon. By now, most of us know the story, how he ran with shin splints, his own Lance Cam
broadcasting every stride, paced by the crème de le crème of pacemakers, finishing under 3 hours with a few seconds to spare.

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Armstrong, in green, with his entourage in the 2006 NY Marathon.

This year, things seemed more subdued. As far as I could tell, there was no Lance Cam, and if there were some celebrity pacemakers, there wasn’t a pres release about it. Maybe it was for the best, because Mr. Armstrong ran a pretty impressive Marathon, even if it had nothing on Paula Radcliffe. Then again, if it was me, I'd probably still be out there.

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Armstrong, donning his familiar yellow, but with a new look - bushy hair - in the 2007 NY Marathon. If someone can let me know what the guy on the left is doing, I'd love to hear it.

4 comments:

aham23 said...

that dude was trying to ask lance where ms olsen was when he was struck by a ING flag banner. later.

Anonymous said...

trying to get that shocking fluoro yellow adidas kit off...been fighting the whole race with late season wasps and bees chasing him

R. Zach Thomas said...

I was kinda surprised by the lack of fuss about Armstrong's second running of the NYC marathon. But if you're out dating Muppets and other assorted floozies (nothing wrong with the latter, plenty with the former), then I guess I can see why your story's lost a bit of luster.

Whatever. I wish I could run a marathon. Or y'know, get paid to ride a bike.

Anonymous said...

is it just me, or is that Tom Hanks in the first pic?