Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Musings from the Machine...

Three people do the most amazing human physical accomplishment I have ever heard of, and all I can hear about on the news is the Daytona 500 finish.

What the hell is going on here?
IN THE WESTERN DESERT, Egypt Feb 20, 2007 (AP)— Three ultra-endurance athletes have just done something most would consider insane: They ran the equivalent of two marathons a day for 111 days to become the first modern runners to cross the Sahara Desert's grueling 4,000 miles. Read more...

Thanks to junior correspondent, The Wrecking Machine.

4 comments:

Dolf said...

I did not hear *anything* about this! However, I have seen incessant coverage of bald Brittany Spears.

Who's a better role model? An unstable, no talent, chunky, washed up red neck who may or may not be wearing underwear? Or supreme athletes who have dieted and trained their bodies to be able to run two marathons a day for 111 days in 100 degree weather?

Kevin Federline-Basler said...

Britney Spears is a role model for moms everywhere.

The runners are part of that age-old tradition of completing super-impressive and entirely useless physical feats.

MattyP said...

I'm no fan of Nascar, but the Daytona 500 finish was pretty damn cool.

guh-bard said...

Now come on... one guy crossed the finish line of the Daytona 500 in 18th place on his roof while the car was on fire! That's pretty impressive.

Course how'd you like to be the guys who came in behind him ?