Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fun in Europe

Coach Sev is a veteran of the European summer track circuit and has quite a storehouse of 'wild west' type stories from there, many which I'm sure have been embellished for entertainment purposes. Some of my favorites include the financial adventures of a certain world record holder. Apparently there was time when meet directors would pay the prize money or appearance fees in cash under the table. So this world record holder had a habit of carrying his cash in a paper bag. No surprise, he once lost $30k when someone lifted the paper bag. That same runner, or so Sev tells it, once deposited $50K in a Paris bank and then couldn't remember where he had opened the account. Great runner, not so great thinker.

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