Come autumn, Emerson Boozer's thoughts turn to ... leaves?
On Thursday, which would have been Leon Day's 98th birthday, the widow of the baseball Hall of Famer plans to pay homage to her man. She'll drive to Arbutus Memorial Park, kneel by his graveside and tie a balloon to the stone. Happy Birthday, one side of the balloon will read; a happy...
Nearly 40 years later, the taunts still haunt Ed Simonini, the Colts' 6-foot middle linebacker.
They crossed the finish line together, father and son, having completed the marathon Saturday in 3 hours, 53 minutes and 52 seconds. Not a bad time considering Chris Brennan pushed 12-year-old Ryan the whole way in a running stroller.
Eddie Vega will run the streets of Baltimore Saturday just as he has his last 70 marathons — barefoot. Up Paca. Down St. Paul. A 26.2-mile jaunt over bottle caps and bits of glass and stuff that's better left unsaid.
Two years ago, during a triathlon relay race, Tom Gilburg rode a bicycle 26 miles. He was 73 at the time.
For marathoner Barry Goldmeier, it's not about winning or losing, but the show he puts on during a race.
Here's one man's scheme for running in Saturday's Baltimore marathon: strap an iPad to your back, show highlights of the Orioles' three world championships and hope other runners hang back to watch it.