Bob Sirott’s One More Thing about the Chicago marathon - FOX 32 News Chicago

Bob Sirott’s One More Thing about the Chicago marathon

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

One more thing about Sunday's marathon. I know it's a great event for our city, and I know for many people running a marathon, it's a great accomplishment in human endurance and spirit. And, I realize the sense of pride that comes with completing the rigorous training necessary to complete the 26 mile course. But, speaking as someone who jogs no more than three miles a couple times a week----I just don't get it.

Usually when people successfully finish an athletic contest, you see a lot of fist pumping celebration, but people don't look so good when they finish a marathon.

From what I hear, next to 16-inch softball, marathons are the best thing that ever happened to orthopedic surgeons.

This year aside from the lost toenails, ten runners were taken to the hospital for skeletal and respiratory issues, and one 47-year-old man went into cardiac arrest.

Is it just a coincidence that on the back of The Tribune's page with the marathon story Monday, there's an ad for knee surgery and arthritis treatments? Just asking.

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices