The American Family Association has a strict policy to always replace the word
"gay" with "homosexual" on the Web site of its Christian news outlet, OneNewsNow.
The group’s automated system for changing the forbidden word wound up
publishing a story about American sprinter Tyson Gay that is good for a few laughs. Here’s how it read after their system was used on the AP story after the Olympic Trials.
Tyson Homosexual was a blur in blue, sprinting 100 meters faster than anyone ever has.
His time of 9.68 seconds at the U.S. Olympic trials Sunday
doesn’t count as a world record, because it was run with the help of a
too-strong tailwind. Here’s what does matter: Homosexual qualified for
his first Summer Games team and served notice he’s certainly someone to
watch in Beijing.
"It means a lot to me," the 25-year-old Homosexual said. "I’m glad my body could do it, because now I know I have it in me."
I don’t have the official Rulebook of High Heel Racing in front of me, but I suspect that you’re not supposed to tackle your competitors, even if you’re a rugby player. The gentle flower pictured here ended up pocketing some big money for her 2nd place finish.
The results for the women’s High Heel-a-thon have been posted. And while all the press coverage of the men’s race centered on the 6’5” gentleman who took the ugliest tumble ever and then proceeded to contort his ankles in ways that they were never designed to be moved, as you can see from the photo at the left, Shane held remarkably good form in his victory.
A race within the ING New York City Marathon, the Challenge is comprised of five athletes—one runner from each of the five boroughs.
If you are a New York City resident entered in the marathon and can complete the distance between 3:00 and 3:30, you are invited to apply. The five athletes selected will be featured in the WNBC marathon telecast and will receive a Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge uniform.
The theme of the ING New York City Marathon 2008 is "What Does It Take?" and, in recognition of this slogan, Foot Locker wants
to know what it takes for you to compete in the marathon—for example, are you a working mom who
balances work and family with training? Send your inspiring stories to FL5B@nyrr.org, and include your name, age, borough, and expected finish time. Entries must be received by August 18.
In case you’ve ever wondered what a first place MEN’S high heel trophy looks like, here you have it. Shane Neil won the 50 meter Regis & Kelly High Heel-a-thon this morning, and collected a $1,000 prize. Considering the $15 investment in heels from Payless, that’s a pretty good return.
Phyllis Spencer was the 6th fastest qualifier and 7th in the final, in a field of 400+ women. The women’s race (and a handy $25,000) was won by Chioma Aduba. Before any of you get the bright idea that you could have beaten her, please note that Chioma ran an unofficial 20.7 on a slightly uphill course in 3” heels. I’m betting I’m not the only one who couldn’t run that in sneakers.
A few months back, NSQ – she of the triathlon victories, Cape Fear style pullup workouts, and an infomercial-worthy 6-pack abs – had some basic bloodwork done at her doctor's office. Imagine her dismay when some poor, unsuspecting medical assistant called her and suggested that she consider "diet and exercise" to combat her high cholesterol. Still, over the phone, I suppose it's hard to tell that she's reasonably fit.
Fast forward to this week, when NSQ was being examined by a physical therapist. During the exam, said PT asked NSQ what she does for exercise. "I swim, I ride, I run, I row, I aquajog, and I lift. Actually I haven't lifted in a couple of weeks" said the patient. Without any hint of sarcasm or irony, the astute PT responded "so you're not so disciplined with your workouts?"
Results for the Patriot Half Iron have been posted. Sarah Wenk covered the 1.2-58 (yes – 58)-13.1 mile race in 6:18:47. Considering her stated goal was to finish a) alive and b) under 7:00, I suspect that Sarah is quite happy. As well she should be. Great work Sarah.