28 Aug '14, 8am

FACT: Runners sleep in portable toilets--really:

Last weekend, some 12,600 runners in more than 1,000 teams converged on western Oregon for the 33rd annual Hood to Coast , a 197-mile relay race from lofty Mt. Hood to the coastal town of Seaside. It's a crazy event. You know what's even crazier? A certain Hood to Coast-related article that appeared Saturday in The Oregonian . Here is the headline: What Happens When a Hood to Coast Runner Goes Missing: 2014 Hood to Coast Relay Here is the first paragraph: At 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a teenage runner on the Hood to Coast Relay went missing. Her teammates on the ground were panicked, but the communications team inside the Hood to Coast Race Control center in Southwest Portland remained calm. Huh! Interesting. So, the second paragraph: They get 20 to 30 missing person calls every year, communications director Martin Anderson said, but every one eventually turns up. The team has he...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/runners-sleep-in-portable...

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