Engrave Robbers

“On one side: Runners who’ve spent years training to qualify to run the real thing, including some who complain that mailing medals to people who run the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in Dallas or Denver will cheapen the iconic Boston experience … On the other: Pretty much everyone else, including the plodding masses and runners who raise millions for charities, who counter that anything that helps the 125-year-old marathon survive the COVID-19 crisis is worthwhile.” This year, the Boston Marathon plans to hand out 70,000 medals to runners who complete the marathon, even if that marathon is not in Boston. (This morning, I pulled a hammie helping my wife put together a piece of exercise equipment.)

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