[xquery-talk] OT: can't stop laughing ;-)))
kennorth at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 13 17:04:50 PDT 2011
> Every time I stumble over this
This interview reminded of the finish line interview in 1980 at the Boston
Marathon with an infamous imposter named Rosie Ruiz. She jumped aboard a subway
to ride several miles. The she hopped off to finish the race and was initially
thought to be the winner.
Ruis was initially credited with a time of 2 hours 31 minutes for the marathon
(26.2 miles) and supposedly beat a world-class field of women. The interviewer
noted it had been a short time since she'd been credited with a 2:52 at the New
York Marathon. Then she asked how Ruiz had been able to improve so dramatically
in such a short time - had she hired a coach and been doing some interval
Ruiz replied "What's interval training? I don't know what that is."
It wasn't exactly an answer you'd expect from someone who just defeated the best
women marathoners on the planet.
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