Parkrun’s community feel inspires devotion. …Great idea!
Alberto Salazar has been hit with a four-year doping ban. …Read the report.
Doha’s empty seats tell tale of corruption… Errors in the penultimate paragraph. Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, 107 miles north of Eugene. Also, Eugene was reknown for running long before Nike existed. Ever heard of Bill Hayward and Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon? And finally, Eugene is crazy about running. The 2021 World Champs will be tough, pricey ticket, a sell-out at every session.
Jim Hunt, a great coach at Humboldt State, died recently. He was associated with a must-see video, The Harriers. …To your life list, add a visit to Eureka, Arcata, and the awesome park-redwood forest behind Humboldt. And run on the long, lonely spit in Eureka, especially on a foggy morning. (Most mornings are foggy.)
NBC News’ Climate Confessions. …Do you know anyone, including politicians, who live actually walk the walk, don’t drive, don’t fly, strict vegans…? I don’t.
Lotsa rain. Too much to go outside and play.
Instead I read Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers. Terrific.