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New ideas often seem foolish at first, before the eventually become commonplace

New ideas often seem foolish at first, before the eventually become commonplace New ideas often seem foolish at first, before the eventually become commonplace
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In fact, in 1965, running wasn’t even a sport. It wasn’t popular, it wasn’t unpopular — it just was. To go out for a three-mile run was something weirdos did, presumably to burn off manic energy.

Running for pleasure, running for exercise, running for endorphins, running to live better and longer — these things were unheard of.

People often went out of their way to mock runners. Drivers would slow down and honk their horns. “Get a horse!” they’d yell, throwing a beer or soda at the runner’s head. Johnson had been drenched by many a Pepsi. He wanted to change all this. He wanted to help all the oppressed runners of the world, to bring them into the light, enfold them in a community.


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