According to this morning’s OWH, The Nebraska Regional Poison Center has over a dozen cases of people ingesting gasoline as they attempt to steal via siphon, from gas tanks.  An old trick my dad taught me as a very young boy.  If the yard needed mowed and there was no fuel in the tank he’d tell me to get the Oklahoma Credit Card and take some out of the truck.  It only takes one mouthful of gasoline to learn the correct way to pull this off.

I mentioned my old buddy Tony Reavis yesterday and he is shown again this morning in the photo below.  Tony did a series for ESPN way back in the day called “Running & Racing”.  The series covered every major road race in the United States, was broadcast every two weeks, and had me riveted for the couple years it showed.  I’ve got almost every episode on VHS, some real treasures in there.

Flotrack is carrying the KU Relays live all weekend.  I got to see Wayne State’s John Kerns win a very exciting 10000 meters last night, a real WOW performance.  Still can’t find the official results though.

I’ve received dozens of emails regarding Monday’s Boston Marathon.  Some very well thought out, a few rants from Captain Smarty Pants.

In an amazing bit of prescience, Lets Run guru and renowned coach John Kellog actually predicted a 2:03 performance.  Here is his quote from yesterday:

“If the forecasted wind wasn’t absolutely guaranteed to make a huge difference at Boston, I never would have mentioned the likelihood of a world-best time. I didn’t throw out the possibility of a 2:03 before the race because I had no doubt the top few runners were so much better than those in any other marathon ever contested; nor did I mention it because I knew this big secret that Boston’s course, long viewed as one of toughest majors in the world, is really nothing but a piece-of-cake, freewheeling downhill and this just happened to be the year several runners were going to prove it. No, I took one look at the weather forecast. It’s the wind, stupid.”
But there is also Renato Canova’s solid piece on how this is the natural progression of faster times in the marathon and nothing more.  http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=4011478  Canova is recognized as one of the top coaches in the entire world and knows what  he is talking about.  So whether or not you think the favorable wind conditions were the prime factor or not, a lot of intelligent discussion on the topic.          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cute little bugger isn’t he?

                                                                                     My old buddy Desiree Davila at the Boston Marathon post race party.