Thursday, October 12

Smoking crack cocaine

There's something about the phrase "smoking crack cocaine" that makes an ordinary sentence pop. That's the case with this newspaper story I saw today. Here's the lead:

WHEN Todd Crandell competes in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii this month, it will mark his 12th Ironman in seven years. The remarkable is no longer remarkable, of course. Tens of thousands of people have completed one.

But Mr. Crandells path to the starting line was unconventional. He first learned of the endurance showcase while smoking crack cocaine.


Of course, some people think that competing in an Ironman Triathlon is crazier than smoking crack, but I'm happy to read stories like this.

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