Our Election Updates colleague, Paul Gronke, competed in today’s running of the Boston Marathon. According to the results on the Boston Athletic Association’s website, Paul completed the marathon in a time of 3:24:00, finishing 4113 overall, and 1230 in his division. If you want more details, follow this link, and just search by the last name “Gronke.”
There’s a long story behind this, but when Paul and I were both at Duke University (he on the faculty, and I a grad student), I introduced Paul to long-distance running … [an update, a mutual friend and colleague who knew Paul from graduate school told me that Paul ran cross-country before going to grad school, thus discounting whether I actually introduced Paul to long-distance running, or just re-introduced him; seems that we’ll have to hear Paul’s side of the story!].