“Twas the night before Christmas
And all round the track
Rumors and whispers were flying
‘Ol Plaqueman* is back!
He’s got in his entry for Lincoln next year
And all other runners are trembling with fear
He beat the 10,000 to be the one
The marathon is his to be won
Fifty plus years he’s logging his miles
With sacks of groceries and caffeine smiles
Cut offs and Chuck Taylors, uniform of the day
Looking for course and world records to stay
His contortions in check, the schmoes put away
Run Hard with Recovery, that’s all he will say
Two twenty five or twenty, whatever it takes
Breaking Moly and Copper and Iron breaks
Up 16th, Sheridan, Capitol and he will fly
The Zoo, the stadium, easy as pie
He crosses the 50 and easily wins
The era of Plaqueman, 2.0 begins
2013 Lincoln, Plaqeman Wins! Plaqueman Wins!
*(2:20:09, 1993 Lincoln Marathon)
Merry Christmas to all, and to all Good Night!