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When endurance sports and politics colide: Sarah Palin interview in Runners World

Posted Jul 08 2009 8:26am

Sarahpalin 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 Alaskan governor.

In an interview with the magazine she compared running to politics when she said:

"You 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:

"Palin 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."

We can probably all agree that it would be better for politicians and or endurance athletes to not combine endurance sports with politics.

Are you listening Lance Armstrong?

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