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Lukas Verbicas wins Running Ringling Bridge Run 4 miler on 1/19/2013 in 21:02 1/19/2013 10:36AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
(Note this article originally thought the race was a 10k - the title has been corrected and updated with the time). Nice article on Lukas here.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130118/ARTICLE/130119621/-1/topic0311?p=1&tc=pg

The Real Lance.

I want to make t-shirts that say that. What a great story.

More on the race here:

http://ticketsarasota.com/2013-01-17/section/recreation/run-with-a-view-the-ringling-bridge-run-celebrates-its-10th-anniversary/
szdxrcfg
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/18/2013 6:24PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

LetsRun.com wrote:

The Real Lance.




Couldn't pass up the opportunity to beat that dead horse a little more, huh?
lmda
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/18/2013 6:38PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The Real Lance?

What does this even mean? Their careers have so little in common.
worst poster
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/18/2013 6:52PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
For reasons unclear he referred to it differently on twitter:


Lukas Verzbicas ‏@LukasVerzbicas
Got in a cold wetsuit swim session and now off to Sarasota for tomorrow's early morning #NewBalance Ringling Bridge 4 mile road race.
just wondering again
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/18/2013 8:35PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Why is he running 10k if the race is 4 miles
retiringmynormalhandle
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/18/2013 8:45PM - in reply to just wondering again Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
w/u and c/d
Manti Te'o
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/18/2013 9:22PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
"Danny Duncan, a track coach at Lemon Bay High who befriended Verzbicas on Facebook four years ago, persuaded him to run in what will be only his second race since the accident."

...

"It will also be the first time Duncan and Verzbicas will have met face-to-face, despite being close friends for the past four years."


No way this "Danny Duncan" dude exists.
run_happy
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/19/2013 8:02AM - in reply to Manti Te'o Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He tweeted this a few minutes ago:

Lukas Verzbicas ‏@LukasVerzbicas
1st race victory back today! Small but REALLY sweet #missedthis

Can't find any results yet.
run_happy
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/19/2013 8:04AM - in reply to run_happy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Actually found another tweet:

Holy smokes! First finisher came in at 19:24! 4 mile run. #ringlingbridgerun

So his unofficial time was 19:24 I guess.
Lance's dead horse
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/19/2013 8:05AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Score: Lukas 1, Letsrun.com: 0

The race is 4 miles boys.
worst poster
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/19/2013 9:22AM - in reply to run_happy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
SUb 15 5k equivalent, not too bad.
Sweeeeet
RE: Lukas Verbicas is Running Ringling Bridge Run 10k on Saturday (1/19/2013) 1/19/2013 9:46AM - in reply to run_happy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If the distance and time is legitimate then I think it is outrageous how well he is doing already.
rojo
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RE: Lukas Verbicas wins Running Ringling Bridge Run 4 miler on 1/19/2013 in 21:02 1/19/2013 10:43AM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Note. Lukas has told us that he ran 21:02.

We have a little story up about it here:

http://www.letsrun.com/news/2013/01/lukas-verzbicas-comeback-continues-with-2102-4-mile-win/
dixswizzle
RE: Lukas Verbicas wins Running Ringling Bridge Run 4 miler on 1/19/2013 in 21:02 1/19/2013 11:27AM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
near death? really? cmon letsrun
C'Mon Brojos
RE: Lukas Verbicas wins Running Ringling Bridge Run 4 miler on 1/19/2013 in 21:02 1/19/2013 1:26PM - in reply to LetsRun.com Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yes. It's a great story. I have to admit I was little put off by the way he left Oregon. But, this comeback is really amazing. He clearly has had a long road back and still has plenty of improving to do. And, he is improving, which is wonderful to see.

But, "The Real Lance?" Come on now. Let's be serious. I assume the kid isn't on anything. But, it is early in his career. We don't actually KNOW whether or not he's using PEDs. (For the record, I seriously doubt he is, but that's not really the point.)

I am not a Lance Armstrong fan. He is clearly a scumbag. But, he is and was an amazing athlete. Moreover, he did overcome brain, lung, and testicular cancer. Sure, he did it in an incredibly unscrupulous way and he never really deserved any of those titles in the first place. As a whole, he is a fraud. But, the cancer was real.

It is heartwarming to see Lukas' comeback. But, to call him "The Real Lance" just doesn't make sense. So, is anyone who comes back to conquer the world in his sport in a clean way, "The Real Lance?" Seems a bit ridiculous.

I agree with the poster, who said the Brojos are beating a dead horse here. Can't we celebrate a success story without bringing that dirtbag Armstrong into it?
Elle Woods
RE: Lukas Verbicas wins Running Ringling Bridge Run 4 miler on 1/19/2013 in 21:02 1/19/2013 2:44PM - in reply to dixswizzle Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

dixswizzle wrote:

near death? really? cmon letsrun


Seriously, the stories of his "near" death have been greatly exaggerated.
worst poster
RE: Lukas Verbicas wins Running Ringling Bridge Run 4 miler on 1/19/2013 in 21:02 1/19/2013 2:53PM - in reply to rojo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
how do you know?
RE: Lukas Verbicas wins Running Ringling Bridge Run 4 miler on 1/19/2013 in 21:02 1/19/2013 3:08PM - in reply to C'Mon Brojos Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

C'Mon Brojos wrote:

I am not a Lance Armstrong fan. He is clearly a scumbag. But, he is and was an amazing athlete. Moreover, he did overcome brain, lung, and testicular cancer. Sure, he did it in an incredibly unscrupulous way and he never really deserved any of those titles in the first place. As a whole, he is a fraud. But, the cancer was real.


How do you know it was real?
C'Mon Brojos
RE: Lukas Verbicas wins Running Ringling Bridge Run 4 miler on 1/19/2013 in 21:02 1/19/2013 3:43PM - in reply to how do you know? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Haha. I often discuss with people how ridiculous that would be. I guess we technically don't know that. But... the likelihood of one being able to fake cancer like that is quite small. It is Lance, so I guess I should know better than to believe ANYTHING about him, right?
Pediatric gynecologist
RE: Lukas Verbicas wins Running Ringling Bridge Run 4 miler on 1/19/2013 in 21:02 1/19/2013 5:13PM - in reply to C'Mon Brojos Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The race had 1,963 finishers but over 200 did-not-starts, including 11 listed as being on a team called "Church of the Redeemer." Is this typical? Maybe this is one of those events a lot of people sign up for just to donate to whatever cause it benefits?
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