Deadline reports that Matthew McConaughey will play the lead in a film adaption of Born to Run, the book by Christopher McDougall that popularized bare-chested running. McConaughey seems ideally suited for the role.
What’s that you say? Born to Run isn’t about bare-chested running? My mistake. Then I have only one question: Who will play Wendy?
Gawker fills the role of Internet historian by finding the man behind one of running’s most prominent memes: the poop runner. Many have pooped during a race, but none has the notoriety of Mikael Ekvall, whose distress led to captions like this one:
What we didn’t know is that Ekvall finished that half-marathon in 1:09:43, and later went on to set a Swedish national record in the half. Ekvall has adjusted well to his Internet infamy, and his running career is thriving.
Bravo star and fitness instructor Greg Plitt did NOT die from stumbling on a railroad track Saturday … he was fatally struck by a train after trying to outrun it … to prove the effectiveness of an energy drink.