Thursday, August 21, 2008

What's in a Name?

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has gained worldwide acclaim this week, by shattering not one, but two, world records. The 22-year-old ran the 100-meter race in 9.69 seconds on Aug. 16, celebrating his way across the finish line in what appeared to be a fun and relatively effortless pace. Wow!
Then, yesterday (Aug. 20), he Bolted across the finish line in the 200-meter race in 19.3 seconds to claim that record.
I'm sure his name has nothing to do with it.
Still...
When I did my first triathlon in 2003, the last finisher in that event had the last name, "Allpass."
I'm sure her name had nothing to do with it.
Still...

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