Conversations with the runners1

One man came up to me during the New York City Marathon and said, "I run your races. They are the best! I understand that you do not run nowadays because you have injuries and also you have taken up weightlifting. I saw in the newspaper that you have lifted 600 pounds."

I told him that I had done 7,000 pounds, but he thought I was saying 700 pounds.


  1. RB 998. 1 November 1987