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A Rosie Ruiz for the tech generation

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Foursquare CEO's wife stole a bib number and ran alongside him at Boston. She is also a fashion designer in NYC, though, and between that and her ungodly rich husband it's only fair that she gets to do whatever she wants.

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Crazy thing is, she could have run the race legitimately by raising money for charity. It's not like she doesn't have access to wealthy donors and/or charitable organizations.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The lovely couple has explained it by saying they weren't able to finish the run together in 2013 because of the bombing, and that Dennis got a replacement number in 2014 because he wasn't able to finish.

    But that explanation leaves out something -- why didn't Chelsa get a replacement number this year too?

    It has me wondering if she stole her way into the 2013 race as well.
  4. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    On her Twitter profile, she says her favorite color is gray.

    Who the hell's favorite color is gray?
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Tweeps are doing their thing.

    Chelsa Crowley ‏@chelsa 15h
    Heading to DC for Nike Women's Half Marathon and strategizing on how to even out my tan lines from… http://instagram.com/p/nMkzBKD7Lx/

    Sarah Beal ‏@silvertacos 15h
    @chelsa steal a bib # for that race too?

    Eliz in MA ‏@ARandomBear 14h
    @chelsa Maybe you could cover up your tan lines with a bunch of bibs with other people's numbers on them.

    She obviously is too rich and entitled to care, but it is fun.
  6. joe

    joe Active Member

    Adam Duritz, for one.
  7. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    There were a lot of people who were too rich and entitled to care, apparently.
  9. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    That seems rather presumptuous.

    And "bandits" have been running the Boston Marathon for decades.

  10. joe king

    joe king Active Member

  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    She'd only be a Rosie Ruiz if she took public transportation for most of the race.
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    20 years ago when I lived in Eugene I used to see a lot of "Rosie Ruiz Track Club" t-shirts. As I recall, they said "Driven To Victory" and had a picture of a subway token.
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