Thursday, May 10, 2007
(Still) unsolved mystery
The runner featured to both your left and right in the photos above ran 1:04:25 this past weekend at the Broad Street Run in Philly. This runner's name? Mario Fraioli of Auburn, MA. Hey, wait a second, that's.....me! The person in this photo, however, is (clearly) NOT! Now, you might be asking yourself, "What the f*ck?" Hey, I've been asking that very same question for the past 5 days.
Now, a search of my assigned bib # 31 doesn't turn up in any of the official race photos. Interestingly enough, neither do I. Even more interesting, however, is that a search of the chip-timed results has that very same # 31 named Mario Fraioli finishing 359th overall, behind runner #2415 and in front of runner #1718, the two guys surrounding the bibless woman in the two finish line photos featured above.
So what the hell happened down at Broad Street this past weekend? And who is this bibless woman and how did she end up with my chip? Those are good questions, ones which I'm still awaiting answers to. Maybe the guy who has them will return one of my countless voicemails, e-mails, text messages or wall postings I've left him -- or maybe he won't, that's his call. Until then, however, this whole Philly fiasco remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of my life, not to mention a waste of a weekend, a chance to run real fast in a big race and a couple hundred bucks to boot. No sense in losing any more sleep over it, I'm off to bed. Take it easy.