Wynn's posted an obit for Ted Corbitt, the great ultramarathoner. Locally, we've lost the Grey Ghost of Anoka. Oddly, I don't have many memories of him; our paths just rarely crossed. I've never done the 5K named for him, where he fired the starting gun (until his health failed this year). Friends of mine who grew up in Anoka remember him as "the guy who killed my dog" - veterinarians are treated by children only slightly better than dentists. I vaguely recall seeing him at an indoor track meet when I was a teenager; I seem to remember confusing him with Bill Fraser, another fast senior citizen (Fraser's a generation younger). How likely is it that any of us will be racing in our 80's?
The best obit so far: http://abcnewspapers.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1234&Itemid=1
The obits make me think I'd've liked him a lot.
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