Presidental election? That's when we found out Barack Obama's a baller.
The volcano? International runners couldn't make it to the Boston Marathon.
Man on the moon? Astronaut Alan Shepard tees up a Titleist.
So it is no surprise that form held on the Chilean miners story. First we learned that following soccer matches and talking soccer kept their spirits up. One of them even juggled a soccer ball moments after being rescued.
But the single most interesting sports connection to the Chilean miners was buried deep in a New York Times article this morning about how they stayed healthy.
Turns out one of them ran "several miles a day" within the half-mile or so of tunnels that they had access to.
News reports identified the miner as Edison Pena, and said he ran 3 to 6 miles a day.
The Times today reported that he was being invited to the New York City Marathon Nov. 7 as either a guest of the New York Road Runners club, which directs the race, or to participate.
The main contributors to The Buzz are:
- Matt Pepin, Boston.com sports editor
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer