It's not really orienteering related but it's a good story. The orienteers who ran the Marathon will surely appreciate it.
Some runners take even longer
to actually finish the race...
Aren't there any New Yorkers who speak Italian any more?
The Italian immigrants who came to New York a century ago didn't speak the same language. http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-capicola-...
Atlas Obscura, by the way, is a fascinating site for geography fans.
Notable marathon stories should include Rosie Ruiz
from the 1980 Boston Marathon.
People from different parts of Italy don't speak the same language, either, but they can still communicate. Spanish and Italian are close enough, in fact, that you can get your point across.
bl, how do you conflate Notable Marathon Stores with the troubled history of Rosie Ruiz? There are real stories from marathon history that really happened, involving real athletes, without giving more attention to the questionably balanced Ms. Ruiz. [Unless somehow I misread a plea for greater mental health screening and treatment.]
Boston Marathon getting interrupted by a train crossing.
The run for the Hoses
Several recent close finishes on Boylston St.
Two consecutive Olympic marathons, one barefoot, one shod.
The Sara Mae Berman years (obligatory Orienteering tie-in)