Saturday, February 10, 2007

"Ours Is The Best Sport In The World"

I just happened to wander over the the Runners World site when I found this really interesting article from Amby Burfoot. With apologies to NCAA College Football, I think the title is pretty accurate. Judge for yourself.

9 comments:

David said...

I nominate you as the RBF commissioner. What is your plan?

Anne said...

What great insight! Great quotes! Great -- now let's make it happen!! (Thanks for pointing us to this article.)

Ginger Breadman said...

wow - you kinda get chills with the long pause after the first statement. It really is amazing when you put it all together and look at what running is as a whole. great artice - thanks!

Josh said...

I have met Mary Wittenberg on several occasions. I can say first hand that she is a great and positive force for running.

Black Knight said...

I am with Anne, great quotes!

jeanne said...

what a great speech! such a refreshing change from err, certain quarters where there is endless grumbling about walkers, and walk runners, and how slowpokes are ruining everything (that would be me, btw.)
:)

Very inspiring. thanks!

Bex said...

Great speech by Wittenberg. Our sport desperately needs more exposure. Hope you're warmer down in the Big D than we are here in D.C.

GandaMan said...

Agreed.

So... what do you say about running the 50K race I'm organizing in Ft. Worth in July? Check out my blog for info. Starts at 12:01 a.m. on July 15 -- we run all night. Good times....

jeanne said...

time for a new post, my friend! More travelling with Richie adventures!