Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"True" History Tuesday - Horror Relay Runners

The largest relay race competition in the world is the Norwegian Holmenkollstafetten.  Traditionally, over 30,000 runners compete.  The most exciting part of the event is always the 4 x 400 meter race.  In this race four runners run 100 meters each and pass a baton.  The worst time ever recorded at this competition was in 1978, but ironically the worst time was also the winning time that year. 

The four runners of that team were the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein, a Sleestak and Michael Myers.  The four got together and really wanted to make a name for themselves as runners.  They had a unique baton.  It was a large butcher knife.  It soon became apparent, due to their complete lack of any running abilities whatsoever, that they would never perform at the competitive level.  Naturally, they were all upset, but decided they wouldn’t let this stop them from running at the Holmenkollstafetten.  Their new strategy was just to kill all of the other runners.  Their strategy worked.  It was messy, but successful because most of the runners lived near water, prehistoric caves, an insane asylum, or a village.  When the race started there was only one team.  The race took 5 hours, 22 minutes and 8 seconds.

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