16 Oct '12, 7pm

One former secret service agent shares stories of running with U.S. presidents:

In 2011, Secret Service agent Nick Trotta retired after 31 years in the Office of Protective Operations. During his tenure, Trotta ran with Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Here, he shares stories of what it was like trying to run with–and protect–leaders of the free world. GEORGE H.W. BUSH ''He liked to go to Memorial Park in Houston where everyone knew him as 'George.' The detail included a site agent, motorcade coordinator, visit coordinator, advance agent for the tactical team, drivers, the presidential doctor and ambulance, bomb-sniffing dogs, and up to 10 agents. We parked unmarked vehicles around the perimeter and had snipers pose as runners and walkers. We had over 50 people to cover the president during his half-hour run. One time, we came across a woman who was sprawled on the ground with a cut on her knee. President Bush said, 'Mars...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-243-297--14...

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