March 05, 2003

Today's Florida Times-Union profiles long-distance runner Jim Deupree, who enters races "by proxy" from prison. "He outruns people's capacity to care for him," says former Runner's World writer Hal Hogdon, one of many journalists and race officials to correspond with him over the years.

posted by rcade to other at 08:16 AM - 1 comment

Neat story, rcade (the kind of stuff you can only find at SpoFi). My question is somewhat philosophical: do you think he is actually participating in the race with the rest of the runners? If not, what do you think would allow for true "competition by proxy"?

posted by smithers at 11:59 AM on March 05, 2003

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