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2012 Penn Relays: "The Wall" of Fame, by Elliott Denman, note by Larry Eder - RunBlogRun

2012 Penn Relays: "The Wall" of Fame, by Elliott Denman, note by Larry Eder - RunBlogRun

PHILADELPHIA - Every track and field meet needs a Wall of Fame. Or a Hall of Fame. Or a Foyer of Distinction. Or whatever they want to call it. At the University of Pennsylvania Relay Carnival - the Penn Relays to the world - it's "The Wall" This Penn extravaganza has been raging for 118 years, dating all the way back to 1895. It's the last-weekend-of-every-April spectacle that's pure tradition-tradition-tradition. Was the relay baton actually invented in this City of Brotherly Love? Let anyone who thinks otherwise stand up now and state his case. With all that glory, some of the best of it tended to be forgotten. Or overlooked. Or simply submerged in the cobwebs of history. By 1994, the year the Penn Relays celebrated its centennial, it was time to amend the situation. And so enlightenment reigned and the Penn Relays Wall of Fame was created. It was pure stroke of genius....

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