Eagan runner and race organizer Mary Anderson said she once ran the New York City marathon, where the runners start at the dual level Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Some of the runners on the lower level at first thought it was raining. They were being hit by a shower, a golden one. "The men were shooting all over the bridge," Anderson said. "The women were just squatting down."Pelvic floor strength is clearly an underrated athletic asset.
Swedish cross country skiing star Gunde Svan tells a story about gastrointestinal distress he suffered in the middle of the race, when "that happened which should not happen. In the beginning, it was still good and warm in my trousers, but then it got cold, and I simply began to freeze," according to Svan. But he didn't stop and he won the race.
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