Celebrating last-place finishes at the Olympics. Because they're there, and you're not.

Monday, August 30, 2004

Media Coverage of Last-Place Marathoner

I was wrong: the nonsense regarding the loony priest did not prevent the news media from writing about the marathon's last-place finisher, Marcel Matanin. Detroit Free Press columnist Michael Rosenberg still thinks it makes a great human-interest story, though the tale of the 30-year-old Slovak who took up the marathon because it was in Greece is somewhat more mundane than past Olympic DFLs. Thanks to Debra for the catch.

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  • At 10:39 PM, August 30, 2004 , Blogger vj said...

    That's a lovely article, thanks! Unfortunately, the Freep got one thing wrong -- the marathon's not the most exhausting event -- that would be the 50K (31+ mile) race walk.

    I'm so glad I found your blog, and so glad that you're writing it. Thank you.