If anyone had wondered why Dave McGillivray had been a bit of sourpuss the last few months, there was a reason. He was, admittedly, scared.
WROR'S LOREN & WALLY
Today's late night roundup featuring Colbert, Kimmel, and Seth Meyers. History was made yesterday when Gerber announced the 2018 Gerber baby is the first Gerber baby with Down Syndrome. What is proposal weight? Our good friend Dave McGillivray calls in after finishing the world marathon challenge.
A hearty CHEERS to North Andover’s Dave McGillivray, who is scheduled to run the streets of Miami today in his seventh marathon on the seventh continent in as many days. That’s a total of 183 miles and some 700 yards — even more than the Athenian messenger Pheidippides is said to have run in his various treks during the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, the effort that inspired the modern, 26.2-mile race.
WICKED LOCAL BELMONT
Becca Pizzi made history in 2016 as the first female American to compete and win the World Marathon Challenge, seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. She instantly became a celebrity in her Belmont hometown, an inspiration to many young girls like her own 10-year-old daughter, Taylor, that you can do anything you put your mind to.
Friday afternoon in New York City I learned for the first time that the NYC Marathon has an annual gathering for streakers and long-timers—those who have run at least 15 NYC Marathons. I’m a big fan of road-race streakers, so I hurried over to the Tavern on the Green to meet a few.