November 20th, 2009
“If you’re not first, you’re last.” – Carter Woolfolk, On marathons
The first marathoner was a Greek messenger named Pheidippidies who ran 26.2 miles from Marathon to Athens to deliver the news of the victory over the Persians. The story goes that Pheidippidies called out, “Rejoice! We conquered!” Then he keeled over and died.
Fast forward to the present, marathon running is a pasttime for many Americans. Even celebs are doing it. Marathon running has a crazy subculture that goes along with it and is just one of the many things that make it entertaining. Why do we like it? It’s cool to have so many facets tested in a span of 4 hours: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. And it’s just fun…so if you want to track elaney and Reader Grace in Philly: check us out here! Here’s to hoping we see Katie Holmes!