Monday, April 7, 2008

What They Didn't Tell You: April 7

Nice little weekend of running with the 10k-er down in Richmond and the 5k-er out in Carlsbad, and the beginning of the legit outdoors NCAA action. After the jump, find out What They Didn't Tell You...

Alan Webb dropped out of Carlsbad citing cramps, or something. Real reason? Scared of bats.

Abdi won the USATF 10k Champs over Ben's nemesis (OCC) and a few others. Shades of ESPN and the Men's 3k at USATF Indoors, though, as they didn't tell you THAT THIS RACE WAS EVEN FREAKING HAPPENING.

A substitute teacher won a "Dash For Cash" bonus by making his almost 3 mile head start stand up against the pros. Before the race, Abdi had a laugh with the contestant, saying, "When you see me coming, you better run for your life." After the race, Abdi stabbed him to death.

The whole Webb-Steve Scott connect leading up to Carlsbad generated lots of ink, what with them being the current American-record holder and the AR-holder emeritus, respectively. Generating no ink? The Jeremy-Steve Scott connect: he's my dad.

And in another father-son story,
The Browns became the first father-son tandem under the 4:00 barrier for the full mile, snatching that honor away from Sam Bair, who clearly had long-suffered some sort of mental block, which was, we have learned, caused by fear and a childhood trauma. Now if you believe the papers, with the Browns claim officially on the books, Sam Bair now has no purpose in life. But if you only knew...

1 comment:

Emily said...

Looking forward to your stimulating coverage of NCAA action - especially on the 'girl' who won the indoor Big Ten mile.