When endurance sports and politics colide: Sarah Palin interview in Runners World
Posted Jul 08 2009 8:26am
You probably already know that Sarah Palin is an avid runner who
runs marathons...so when she was chosen to run for the second highest
office in the land, Runner' s World was naturally curious about the
In an interview with the magazine she compared running to politics when she said:
don' t complain when something' s hurting because no one wants to hear
it. You get bummed and burned out sometimes in running and in politics,
but if you' re in for the long haul and you' re in it because you know
that it is a good thing, then you get out there and you do it anyway."
She may regret that now that she' s thrown in the towel on her tenure as the Alaskan governor.
Columnist like Pam Platt have dug up that old quote and used it against her by writing:
was a hot mess, and that' s not a good thing, when she dropped the
resignation bomb before the Fourth' s fireworks. As birds quacked in the
background, she gulped for air and clutched at several competing
metaphors to describe her own fabulousness as she tried again to
burnish her rep as a maverick who sticks even as she showed herself to
be a lame duck who wouldn' t — talk about canards in stereo."
can probably all agree that it would be better for politicians and or
endurance athletes to not combine endurance sports with politics.