Cuba, Si? Well, Pat Butcher, note by Larry Eder

Pat Butcher is one of the best journalists in our sport. His writing style is easy to read, however, beware, as Mr. Butcher packs several layers of meaning into each of his columns. Such is the case with Cuba, Si? Well, Maybe...being a journal of his recent travels into the land of Ernest Hemingway, 1950's US cars, and a Terry Fox Run....
Photo courtesy of Pat Butcher, the globerunner

Cuba, Si? Well, Pat Butcher

Well, that was an experience. And I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone, but maybe not as long as a month, what with power cuts and water shortages, and dirty, noisy streets, and an intrusive police presence. No, pilgrims, I wasn't in New Orleans, or even New York City; I was in Havana.

The only local athletics event that took place, apart from my daily runs along the Malecón (apologies to Sir Andrew Doyle, for not providing pictorial proof), was the Terry Fox Run For Hope. Apparently, the numbers out on the streets, across Cuba two Sundays ago, were second only to those in Canada.

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One more thing. Runblogrun definitely and always recommends that, if you love our sport, and also appreciate multi-syllabic words, you should sign up for Pat Butcher's blog, Besides being a good mate, Butcher is just a wonderful writer.

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