“At a hospital, Bauman, a 27-year-old college dropout who was working at Costco and living with his mother, had his legs amputated at the knees (after the Boston attack) … Because he lost his legs, Bauman received $3 million: $2.2 million from the One Fund Boston and at least $800,000 in donations. He got a book deal. He hung out with James Taylor and learned pitches from Pedro Martinez. Strangers asked for his autograph.”
– New York Times excerpt on how the Boston bombing has transformed the life of Jeff Bauman.
Let us proudly announced the real winners of NCAAs - our prediction contest winners, who highlight the best of LRC. We've got a repeat winner who can really crunch numbers, an Asics Aggie who ran Club Nats with some legends, and a guy who used to train with Bob Kennedy and has a proposal to fix the NCAA XC meet. Read all about them. Thanks to RunFanShop.com for sponsoring the contest.
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