Saturday, January 24, 2009

Who Said Running Was Dull?

The world of running had some interesting events in 2008. Oddly enough it seems that women running in stilettos is all the rage in Europe. Women flock to these events to wear their highest heels and run. I'm thinking it's the big shopping spree for the winner that's the big draw, not for the health benefits. Makes my feet hurt just thinking about it. Not that I would know what it's like to wear heels or anything.

Then there's runners like the actor Steve Guttenberg who like to run, well, um, just take a look.

And what about the work of English artist, Martin Creed? His recent work of art consisted of a runner running at break-neck-speed down the center of the Duveen gallery. This was followed by another runner and another and another. This continued every hour the museum was open for 4 1/2 months! Bet that museum had a gym-like smell after 4 1/2 months!

Then there was the runner who was attacked and bitten by a rabid fox. This brave and amazing woman continued to run a mile uphill with the fox still clamped to her arm. She managed to get the fox in her trunk and drive herself and the fox to the hospital!

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