Thursday, April 13, 2006

Pat's Run

Pat's Run entrants break runner's mold
Cameron Eickmeyer
The Arizona Republic
Apr. 11, 2006 11:45 AM

It's fitting that the race to honor Pat Tillman is composed of people who don't fit the stereotypical runner's mold.

Tillman's enigmatic life, which included a surprising leap from the NFL to the Army Rangers, was everything but standard and Saturday's second annual Pat's Run features many runners who don't normally work out.

These people run or walk the 4.2 miles (Tillman wore jersey number 42 at Arizona State University) more to honor Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2004, than to exercise.

"As long as people are showing up, they are showing up for Pat Tillman," said race director Perry Edinger, who added that the race is long enough to challenge serious athletes.
I hope that people always show up for Pat and his comrades-in-arms.

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