Just getting the last chuckles out of yesterday’s column. I didn’t even get around to Lincoln being named 33rd, that has to be a burr under a few saddles.
But wait! Today I’m giving you something positive to consider. Both cities made the list of top 50 cities for running. Less than an hour apart. A World apart. Omaha demonstrating an unwavering commitment to runners of the fitness and social ilk. Lincoln, supporting competitive running via Lincoln Marathon sponsorships to our USATF Clubs.
I’ve worked with the leadership in both communities. Have asked both for the same exact support. Always for the competitive athletes, those that dared dream of potential achieved.
Apples to Oranges relative to financial commitment to top competitive runners makes comparing the two cities impossible. I understand both and embrace one more than the other.
So how did both Omaha and Lincoln end up on the top 50 list? My opinion is it is the Immeasurable contribution of each cities’ volunteers. The countless hours they put in to offer a product, whether fun running or Real Racing. Satisfying the needs of most everyone in the state, regardless of where or when or even if you finish the race.