ABSURD MISTAKE

A century-old article in The New York Times warning about the dangers of the marathon The 1909 Times editorial team were not marathoning advocates, particularly when it came to the common man attempting such tomfoolery. Speaking with apprehension of the “sudden popularity of the so-called Marathon race,” an article on “Topics of the Times” opines …

Blissed Out

Just back from a peaceful Sunday roll through the industrial wasteland of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Maspeth, Queens, along the potholed streets clinging to the banks of notorious Newtown Creek. Training for a marathon you get around. As your weekly mileage goes up you seek new routes to keep things fresh. And …