THE IN­BOX WIN­NING LET­TER

Runner's World South Africa - - The Loop -

PAR­AL­LEL UNI­VERSE

In the July 2017 is­sue of Run­ner’s World, an RW staffer re­vealed his most an­noy­ing dis­trac­tion on the run is ‘peo­ple who shout out your name dur­ing a race, just be­cause they’ve seen it printed on your num­ber’. But what if the sup­port­ers stood there mute, with their hands in their pock­ets? What if we weren’t even al­lowed to talk to our fel­low run­ners? At races, I can’t imag­ine my­self be­ing in a space where I’m so sure of my­self that I don’t need words of en­cour­age­ment. I’m an in­tro­vert, but when it comes to run­ning, I love hear­ing run­ners’ tales of tri­umph and disas­ter. – MARK KRUG, JO­HAN­NES­BURG

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