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Boston Marathon

So how are we (Americans) supposed to feel about Galen and Jordan?
Are we rooting for them? I mean, they are almost assuredly....um......asthmatic, right?
MamaCheetah

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    I'm at the point of just cheering them on. I just assume everyone at the pointy end of any race is at a minimum bending the rules. It's basically cheaters racing cheaters. I feel horrible for the few clean athletes that can score a top 10. The system is broken.
    ellsworth53tM WareAaronWebsteyMamaCheetahTad_Machrowicz

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    i'm only cheering for @Robert Rankin
    GasBombkjrunninDark_markM WareMartinAaronWebsteysimonsen77DawnCMamaCheetahTad_MachrowiczCraig DRobert Rankin


    unofficial non-general counsel for TRS Racing and other TRS-related entities
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    @Evan Damn, I forgot about @Robert Rankin Thanks for reminding me of the important event today.
    Robert, we are all cheering for you, buddy.
    GasBombMattM WareAaronWebsteyMamaCheetahTad_MachrowiczRobert Rankin
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    At the half, he was on track for sub-3. Go @Robert Rankin !
    neil5youngMattM WareAaronWebsteyMamaCheetahfyrehaarTad_MachrowiczRobert Rankin

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    Evan said:

    i'm only cheering for @Robert Rankin

    Looks like a 3:05:16 for our Cedar Point champ!
    kjrunninMattM WareMartinAaronWebsteyEvanDawnCmbrekk44MamaCheetahfyrehaarTad_MachrowiczRobert Rankin

    Clay Richard Gasway
    King of all Mediocrity
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    Way to crush, @Robert Rankin !


    ellsworth53tkjrunninMattM WareMartinAaronWebsteyDawnCKenElPescadoPeladoGasBombStruangMamaCheetahfyrehaarTad_MachrowiczCraig DRobert Rankin

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    Way to go Rankin!!
    GasBombM WareMamaCheetahTad_MachrowiczRobert Rankin
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    Coolest thing about the race wasn't @Robert Rankin (#sworry) or Katherine Switzer's 50-year anniversary. It was the spectator crossing!


    KenElPescadoPeladoAaronWebsteyTad_MachrowiczbalsdorfGasBombMamaCheetahEvanIanLfyrehaarRobert Rankin
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    @Matt I still think @Robert Rankin was the coolest, but that crossing is pretty ingenious. I wonder how many people hit that white string; I'd replace it with some orange tape. Hopefully all marathons adopt this.
    KenElPescadoPeladoRobert Rankin
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    Next race I spectate, I want a bleacher seat and a 12 pack to watch the spectator crossing. The grandstand wagering could be tremendous!
    KenElPescadoPeladoAaronWebsteyGasBomb

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    That is brilliant. Last race I was at the crossing guard volunteer thought that all the runners were Usain bolt and all the spectators where 80 year old invalids. If there was a runner within 200 meters they wouldn't let us across.
    AaronWebstey
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    Matt said:

    Coolest thing about the race wasn't @Robert Rankin (#sworry) or Katherine Switzer's 50-year anniversary. It was the spectator crossing!


    Hard to run the tangents with this set up ! Spectators need to stay put !
    Mattsimonsen77AaronWebstey
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    True enough, but where's the Boston ® Blue™ line?
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    Hard to run the tangents with this set up ! Spectators need to stay put !

    Couple things: 1) it's a straight bit of road, so not that big of a deal. 2) even for Boston qualifiers, running tangents isn't that important unless you're in the lead group. These aren't race cars and Boston doesn't have hundreds of turns.
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    Just getting settled back at home and seeing this. Thanks guys and gals. Was a lot of fun. Never been happier to finish 2000+. Gave up on my shot at sub 3 at painful long downhill at mile 15. I passed the crossings and had no freaking clue what was going on. Pretty comical. They only had them closer to Boston. Could use them early where the real drunk spectators are. I nearly got taken out by a guy running across the course with a stroller at mile 3. Funniest part of the race was passing a packed biker bar blaring Nickleback.
    AaronWebsteyneil5youngM WareEvanGasBombKenElPescadoPeladokjrunninCraig D

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    Also the suburbs of Boston smell like warm Old Milwaukee and weed.
    AaronWebsteysimonsen77neil5youngKenElPescadoPelado

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    Matt said:

    Coolest thing about the race wasn't @Robert Rankin (#sworry) or Katherine Switzer's 50-year anniversary. It was the spectator crossing!


    Hard to run the tangents with this set up ! Spectators need to stay put !
    There's 3 turns on the entire course and 2 are in the last mile. Tangets would have been impossible just with the number of people on the road. The seeding process works pretty well and for the first several miles thousands of people are runnning the same pace. I inadvertently finished right next to someone I started with.

    AaronWebsteyGasBombM Warekjrunnin

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    edited April 20
    To the original question, I want to believe Jordan is legit. She won a local race here in March and I'd like to think somebody as nice as her hasn't bought into Salazar's doping plan. I think Rupp is definitely doping but might as well root for him until it's official, a la Lance.
    GasBombM WareAaronWebsteyTad_Machrowicz

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though

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