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, Maybe…by 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
only local athletics event that took place, apart from my daily runs
along the MalecÃ³n (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.
Link to rest of story: http://www.globerunner.org/index.php/03/cuba-si-wellmaybe/
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, globerunner.org. Besides being a good mate, Butcher is just a wonderful writer.
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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