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|Subject: ||Is this the sort of publicity marathons want?|
The Austin Marathon was run yesterday, and I decided to go to the local newspaper's web site this morning to see how they're covering it. There are a handful of stories--one one the men's winner, one on the women's winner--but the top article on the list of story links is one focusing on the "grit and determination" showed by the very last few finishers.
The headline: "Final finishers show grit on Livestrong Austin Marathon course"
Some choice material here:
For Ryan McConnell, 34, and wife Julie Ann McConnell, 28, of California, running the race was a last-minute decision. They signed up a week and a half ago. They bought new running shoes at yesterday's race expo.
"I feel like death," Ryan said as he finally crossed the finish line after 7½ hours. "Oh, my God."
"That was the most ridiculous thing I've ever done," Julie Ann said. Then, they were off to celebrate with a beer.
John Street, 61, of Austin and Rob Morrison, 61, of Marble Falls crossed together, a few minutes after the McConnells.
"Piece of cake," Street said.
"Awesome," Morrison said.
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