The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Patching Cracks

 

July 20, 2022



I recently came across a great line: “Every Olympic event should have an average person competing for reference.” I am not sure who said it originally, but it is brilliant. First off, it’s funny. I can only imagine what it would be like to race against world class athletes as an out of shape, middle-aged man. More importantly, there is an edge of truth to the idea. Comparing the elite to the average makes it clear what is really going on in the race. I may brag that I can outrun my neighbor, but only because I am not talking about racing Jesse Owens or Usain Bolt. At the end of the d...



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