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    It was 88 degrees in Chicago today, so the officials decided to stop the race after 3.5 hours. One runner died, and 302 runners were sickened:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...i_tab01_layout

    My friend who was in it stopped after mile 17 and has been puking most of the day. Chicago is so proud of the marathon. 40,000 people run it, and a million people cheer them on. It's really sad.

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    That's what happens when people are obese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    It was 88 degrees in Chicago today, so the officials decided to stop the race after 3.5 hours. One runner died, and 302 runners were sickened:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...i_tab01_layout

    My friend who was in it stopped after mile 17 and has been puking most of the day. Chicago is so proud of the marathon. 40,000 people run it, and a million people cheer them on. It's really sad.
    What's really sad, is that they knew this would happen and did not postpone it. Anyone close to running knows you can't run this race in 88F without significant risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    That's what happens when people are obese.
    Because there are droves of obese people that run marathons.
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Our high school wrestling coach had trained for this since spring. It was going to be his first ever marathon. I hope he's ok.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
    Because there are droves of obese people that run marathons.
    Yeah, exactly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
    Because there are droves of obese people that run marathons.
    I was thinking the same thing, but didn't see much reason in trying to argue about it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by clive2246 View Post
    Our high school wrestling coach had trained for this since spring. It was going to be his first ever marathon. I hope he's ok.





    http://www.post-trib.com/sports/589942,mara.article
    I lost all respect for him, now that I found out he coaches girls golf.
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Haha.
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