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    Her story is very sad. At the risk of being accused of being a keyboard shrink, I'd say she was trying to compensate for some very deeply rooted feelings of inadequacy. Or maybe that's just obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Almost all of the road race course cheating these days has little to do with money prizes....
    That is true but maybe there might be some if people thought they might be able to get away with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
    It will be interesting to see if she gets a NY Times obit.
    So far no, but the Washington Post has now run one.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...e39_story.html
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    NY Times now has an obit behind the paywall.
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    As a laptop shrink my guess is she had semi-serious mental health issues. Hopefully, she found some peace in her life. What she did was stupid but outside of Ms. Gareau it was a victimless "crime".
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    #16
    The Elliot Lounge, and Tommy Leonard, the legendary bartender there, actually held a nice ceremony for Jacqueline Gareau a few months later, to properly honor her. They had the BC band playing Oh, Canada and the patrons tried to sing along. Hearing the story (I wasn't there), I heard that somebody asked his buddy for help on the Canadian anthem, saying, "After 'my home and native land', I'm humming."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    The Elliot Lounge, and Tommy Leonard, the legendary bartender there, actually held a nice ceremony for Jacqueline Gareau a few months later, to properly honor her. They had the BC band playing Oh, Canada and the patrons tried to sing along. Hearing the story (I wasn't there), I heard that somebody asked his buddy for help on the Canadian anthem, saying, "After 'my home and native land', I'm humming."
    If it were not for SouthPark and their movie "Bigger, Longer, Uncut", I would never have known the words.

    On a more serious note, it is always encouraging to hear of folks who wish to recognize the hard work of others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
    NY Times now has an obit behind the paywall.
    In case you have access, it's here:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/s...thon-dead.html
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    In 1980 Boston was a relatively poorly organized race...there were no official aid stations....you were on your own trying to get water....so RR sneaking in and no one noticed wasn't surprising...

    I remember that Eliot Lounge ceremony....
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