Runners are Insane
Tomorrow, E and I have our second half marathon. To psych myself up, I read a bit from my second running book and came across the story of Horace Ashenfelter, the first American to win the Olympic Steeplechase.
Yeah, that's right. The steeplechase. An equestrian obstacle course.
Only, now I know that it's also human track and field event as well. For this, we owe a thanks to Halifax Wyat, an Exeter student who claimed he could run the race faster than a horse.
I'm certain he was sober when he made this promise. And, you know his friends were very gracious about letting him back out if he realized his lunacy.