Monday, 04 October 2010
News from WSJ Online.
You are running as fast as you can. Zipping swiftly through the streets of New York, you think to yourself, "This isn't so bad." It is an intense race. After a lap, your speedy run screeches to a stop when you are handed a thick slice of pizza.
You are now going to have to gobble this pizza before continuing your run to the next lap. Can you down a whole slice of cheese pizza during your intense race towards the finish line? Is your stomach strong enough to digest dough, cheese, and all, whilest hastily sprinting down the sidewalks of New York City?
If the answer is "yes," lucky for you the New York City Pizza Run exists because that is exactly what you do. Run, eat, run, eat, run, eat, and run.
The New York City Pizza Run is an unusual mix: an eating contest and mini-marathon all mashed into a competition devised by Ed Sylvia of Pizza by Certe.
Rules of the New York City Pizza Run:
1. Run four laps (over 2 miles)
2. Eat a slice of pizza between each lap.
(Inserted Note: I'm not sure how you do not throw up in this awesome but frightening race.)
Info on This Year's New York City Pizza Run:
1. The competition had 70 runners
2. Winner Philip Falk (26 year old); time 14 min. 25 sec.
3. Winner for the Women Nina Panda; time 21 min. 15 sec.
For more info visit WSJ's article.
Questions for you: