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Marathon -- a matter of perspective - 04/21/14

  The Boston Marathon is run today. And I bet I can change your perspective on it. Not the part about last year's bombing, but about running of 26.2 miles.

  If you're a runner, as my wife is -- she's run the New York Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC -- you no doubt put in hours on the road, with no medal at the end and no fans lining the streets cheering you on. You've run in rain and cold and on days you didn't really feel like doing it. And you've looked at your watch and clocked your time and continued to push yourself beyond what you did yesterday, or the day before that. And you're not really sure why you do it, except that you have to, even though it's going to take you hours longer to do something the winner does in what seems like a flash. This will make you feel better.

  I was watching coverage of the Boston Marathon one year and saw them interviewing the winner. He won it with a time of something like 2:06 or 2:08, something crazy fast. So they asked him, "You ran the marathon in just over two hours. How do you feel about all those people out there who won't finish it in under five hours?"

  "That's amazing," he said. "I could never run for five hours straight."

  Feel better?

 

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DAVID LETTERMAN-CAPITOL GYROCOPTER

NEW YORK (AP) -- David Letterman will soon retire. But he's not letting a juicy target like the U.S. Capitol gyrocopter landing go unnoticed. Last night, on CBS' "Late Show," Letterman did the Top 10 "questions to ask yourself before landing a gyrocopter on the United States Capitol lawn." Here are a few examples:

No. 8, "Should I do this during Secret Service happy hour?"

No. 2, "Should I land somewhere unguarded, like the White House?"

And No. 1, "Will I be the only person who actually did something in Washington today?"

AIR PUMP THEFTS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some New York City crooks are getting pumped. The NYPD reports they're looking for two suspects in a string of air pump thefts from gas stations in Brooklyn and Queens. Seventeen such incidents have been reported since late December, the latest being earlier this month. Investigators report the pump bandits attach tow chains to snatch the coin-operated air pumps. The pumps can hold up to a few thousand bucks worth of change apiece.

MARIJUANA-BIKE TIRES

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) -- Two Arizona teens are in trouble -- after federal officers say they tried smuggling pot hidden in bike tires. Customs and Border Patrol Enforcement officers report finding a total of seven pounds of marijuana inside the tires. A drug-sniffing dog alerted customs officers as a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl crossed the border. The bikes were seized. The teens have been turned over to Homeland Security investigators.

CELLMATES-HOLE-DIGGING CHARGES

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It's no Shawshank Redemption. Two men are charged with digging a hole in a cinderblock cell wall in a western Pennsylvania jail. They didn't get very far. Somerset County Jail Warden Gregory Briggs says the hole was only about four inches wide. Joseph Lee Bockes and Billy Ray Naill now face charges that include institutional vandalism. Authorities didn't file attempted escape charges because the hole was so small. The Somerset Daily American first reported the story.

 
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