April 19, 2006

Pesky Priest...: he ruined Brazil's Vanderlei De Lima's Olympic marathon bid in 2004 by pushing him off the road while he was leading the race; he nearly got himself killed at the 2003 British Grand Prix by trying to do the same to an F1 car; and now, Father Cornelius Horan wants to protest at this year's London Marathon. He wrote to the race director asking for permission to "dance" at the event, was unsurprisingly turned down, and is now planning to stage a protest on Tower Bridge during Sunday's race.

posted by JJ to other at 10:59 AM - 8 comments

Ooops... meant to include this wikipedia link also.

posted by JJ at 11:01 AM on April 19, 2006

Maybe he'll fall off the bridge. One can hope.

posted by commander cody at 11:37 AM on April 19, 2006

De Lima will be remembered more for losing that race than he would have for winning it, but what Horan did is criminal. If he's doing this stuff to sell books and promote a web site, surely there's a way he could be sued to inhibit him from making money off these stunts.

posted by rcade at 01:17 PM on April 19, 2006

De Lima will probably be remembered more for losing the race, but he was still denied the gold medal that you strive for every day of training. If given the choice, I think he would have preferred the latter.

posted by PublicUrinal at 03:02 PM on April 19, 2006

What an IDIOT. He should go to jail for quite a while, or see a physcologist.

posted by united-soccer at 07:31 PM on April 19, 2006

What the hell is a ''physcologist''????

posted by joromu at 08:01 PM on April 19, 2006

I'll volunteer to push him off the bridge. Not a problem for me.

posted by treman at 08:43 PM on April 19, 2006

A physcologist is a guy who teaches "phys"ed. at a "colog"(college "I" think) for "st"upid people....and stupid priests.

posted by GoBirds at 02:15 AM on April 20, 2006

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