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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Wrap Up of the 1,000 Mile Relay

By now, all of you know that the 8 Nittany Lion and 2 Lock Haven runners set the Guinness World Record for  a 1,000 Mile Relay.  The more important story is that they also surpassed their financial goal for the effort.  The monies for the Kevin Dare Foundation's Life Back on Track Scholarship will go toward an athlete that has sustained a serious injury or illness that prevents them from participating in the sport all of us love.  I'm pretty sure you can still donate.

Here's a video of several of them following the first "spirited" leg of the attempt.  If I close my eyes and just listen to the words, I'm sure this is the same ribbing we would have done 30 years ago.  I'll bet it isn't any different than what Horace Ashenfelter III and his teammates would have done also 60 years ago.  Except for the video recorder and cell phones, of course! And the Mondo track, dri-fit shirts, running sunglasses, fiberglass vaulting pole...

We are linked by more than just Alumni Singlets after all.

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