A Runner is Like An Onion

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Lots of funny layers! Here is a compilation of very funny running related satirical writings I dug up on my favorite source of fake news – The Onion.

  1. NYC Marathoner ‘Just Went Out There and Had Fun’
  2. 6000 Runners Fail to Discover Cure for Breast Cancer
  3. Retired Marathon Runner Discovers Eater’s High (a very funny MP3!)
  4. Nation’s Joggers Sick of Finding Dead Bodies
  5. Nike to Cease Manufacturing Products
  6. Cross-Country Champ Wishes He Were Good at Sports
  7. Backwoods Kenyan Just Watches Marathons for the Crashes

My favorite is the first one. What’s yours?


About Mark Iocchelli

Also known as the "Running Blogfather", I'm a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin splints. Now I'm running double the mileage with no pain - and I'm getting faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.

  1. Blaine Moore (Run to Win) on July 6th at 8:46 am

    I’ve seen a few of those before; they are pretty funny. I like the 6000 runners fail to discover the cure one best, I think.

  2. Dawn - Pink Chick on July 9th at 10:01 am

    I’d pick the first one cause that’s exactly what a marathon or any race is for me.

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