The soul of y our sport is well-tended by lifers like 65-year-old Ed Bowes, whoever throwback style sets the tone for just one of running’s greatest spectacles. Just do not keep him waiting.
« You better purchase. We have get started! » That is Ed Bowes, and Ed Bowes does cranky well. He is talking in a pure ny rasp up to a half-dozen individuals he is brought together into the Riverdale Diner when you look at the Bronx at 6:01 a.m. For a Saturday fall–6 that is last a.m. Because, well, Ed Bowes has a fondness for oddball numbers. In a few hours he can be leading this team because it places in the biggest high-school that is one-day meet in the nation, in nearby Van Cortlandt Park. But right now, their group, including spouse, Amelia, more or less ignores him. Bowes discusses their view. He is getting jittery. His knees jiggle, since they constantly jiggle. He is a big-bellied guy in a baseball cap and windbreaker that is blue. Lire la suite