Friday, June 1, 2012

A surfeit of athletes

According to an article in the current issue of The Economist, "Kenyans have an abundance of marathon runners."  If you know anything about marathoning, that's kind of like saying the ocean has an abundance of water.  Or a bar has an abundance of liquor.  Or The Economist has an abundance of non-athlete subscribers.

You get the idea.

Apparently with so much talent in the country, they've had trouble narrowing the field to three men and three women for the Olympic Marathon this summer.  Even Patrick Makau, who set the world record in Berlin last September, didn't make the team.  That's like holding auditions for a Beatles tribute band and Paul McCartney not making the cut.  That's like holding a hot dog eating contest and not letting Kim Kardashian enter.

Thanks folks, I'll be here all week.

1 comment:

  1. Best way to start my day...ever...


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