Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Vol. 4 NO. 56 Robin Williams RIP



Robin Williams 1951- 2014

With Robin Williams' passing yesterday,  thousands of postings have been made about
him.   One that has appeared in several places was this one with the quote:

"I loved running cross country.  On the track I felt like a hamster."

Robin supposedly ran a 1:59.2 half mile in high school and a 1:58 800,  52+   440.  He attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California.





He was a veteran of the Dipsea Race and often supported Disabled Athletes in charitable causes.  Once gave his place on the Olympic torch relay to a disabled child.

In his act, Williams had this to say of elite running: "One of my favorite runners of all time was Abebe Bikila. He was an Ethiopian distance runner, and he won the Rome Olympics running barefoot. He was then sponsored by Adidas. He ran the next Olympics, he carried the f–-in’ shoes!"
Truth is Bikila wore Pumas at Tokyo. ed.
 Here he is talking about marathoning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sZ_dZ22ukk


This piece about Robin Williams as a 10KM runner appeared on the Runner's World site.  Written by Bob Glover.
http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/robin-williams-my-teammate?cid=social29738496

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