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MENS OLYMPIC MARATHON TRIALS HUMOR

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As many of you know, Olympic Marathon Trials first place finisher,

Bob Kempainen, had a tough time with some stomach problems near

the finish of the race. This guy has to be one of the toughest runners

alive, because he was throwing up while running, and he actually

pulled away from his competition as he did so! With no disrespect at

ALL to Bob, we did find some humor in the event. Thanks to Diana

Shannon for compiling a list, of which we have picked our favorites.

THINGS FRANK SHORTER SHOULD HAVE SAID IN HIS TV COVERAGE:

1. That's what we call "hurl and surge."

2. No hurl, no gain.

3. Hurling, it's a running thing, you wouldn't understand.

4. Bob is our new US Hurling Champion!

5. That's Bob "the Vomit Comet" Kempainen.

6. To spew, or not to spew, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler to

take 4th place...

7. He just lost his Gatorade sponsorship, but picked up Rolaids.

8. New Olympic trials strategy, stay with the pack for 24 miles then

hurl and surge, hurl and surge, hurl and surge.

9. No chunks, no glory.

10. That's why you have to be careful to coordinate your singlet color

with your sport drink.

11. Kempainen's e-mail address: Kempainen@aol.hurl.surge or

Kempainen@up.chuck

Again, apologies to Bob. We hope Bob has a great Olympic Marathon!

He's GOT to be the toughest marathoner out there!