Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Heading for Falmouth

It’s not often that something good comes from a bar bet, but the Falmouth Road Race I am running on Sunday is an exception to the rule. The mastermind behind this race was a bartender and avid runner named Tommy Leonard who decided it would be fun to run from the Captain Kidd bar in Woods Hole to the Brother’s Four bar in Falmouth Heights on the Cape of Massachusetts. The distance was roughly 7 miles along the ocean with some rolling hills and flat roads ending through the streets of Falmouth. In 1972 ninety-two runners toed the line, and it has since grown to 10,000 strong attracting Olympic Champions to weekend warriors.

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