Tag Archives: Shame

Oprah Winfrey Marathon Time : Marine Corps Marathon

“I want to beat Oprah!” That is the goal of many runners. Oprah Winfrey finished 1994 Marine Corps marathon in a time of 4 hrs,  29 mins, 15 Secs.

If Frank Shorter inspired the first (1970s) running boom across US, Oprah Winfrey inspired the second, by running the Marine Corps Marathon. If Oprah could run a marathon, shame on anyone who couldn’t.

How Oprah ruined the Marathon.

While race directors across US were happy to welcome the new generation of runners or is it marathon walkers, the hard core runners were not happy. Edward Mccleland writing for salon.com thinks :-

America’s competitive spirit has been wrecked by feel-good amateurs like Oprah whose only goal is to stagger across the finish line.

I totally agree with him! The marathon is a race, the goal should be to finish it and to finish as fast as you can.

Read the fantastic salon article here

Pamplona Running of the Bulls Video : Bull Attacks Man, Dies!!

A bull gored a man who later died at 2009 San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. Watching the men in white clothes running alongside the “horny” bulls is nerve wrecking. Watching this men is enough to convince you why women live longer than men. It is a young man? love for adventure that kills so many men!!

But for every tragic story their is a happy ending like the following video of a young man who survived a bull attack but died of shame!!