Sunday, November 7, 2010

2010 New York City Marathon

So you come across a crossword clue like "Ethiopian Marathoner Gebremariam" and now what? Neat trick. The clue gives you the answer, as Mr. Gebremariam's first name, GEBRE, is embedded in his last name. Good times.

Every year, on Marathon Day I vow to get into better condition. After watching the top runners sprinting through Central Park at Mile 25 (!), how can one not drop to the ground and do 50 push-ups? I always cry as the leaders run by, followed by camera crews on electric cars and NYPD escorts. This simple act of running, taken to an extraordinary level. Amazing!

On this perfect Autumn day with not a cloud in the sky, there's more good news . . . for constructors.

The winner of the women's title is EDNA KIPLAGAT of Kenya. Her name is easy to remember, as it anagrams into the common, everyday phrase: GET AN IPAD, KAL! It's nice to run with a new clue for EDNA.

Congratulations to Edna Kiplagat and Gebre Gebremariam, winners of the 2010 New York City Marathon.  What an astounding achievement! We'll see you on grid soon!


Joanne said...

Haha don't you just love it when the stars align like that? Edna is definitely a good crossword word.

Elizabeth said...

The stars lined up, for sure. (Weather-wise too!) Edna Kiplagat is an awesome runner . . . even with Edna Ferber, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Dame Edna Everage, you can't have too many EDNAs!