Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Illustration for article titled Jeffrey Eggleston Really Will Answer Any Question You Might Have

If you're like me, 90% of the people you follow on Twitter are elite runners, most of whom are kind enough not to post anything halfway interesting. So you can imagine the delight when I fired up the old iPhone last night and saw the following at the top of my feed:

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Now, my first thought was why Jeffrey Eggleston — US marathon champion, contender for the 2016 Olympic team, and, more importantly for these purposes, the guy who just came in seventh place in the Boston Marathon last week — was running the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday. But as it turns out, he's just watching it. Smart move on his part.

But there was a more critical question: will he really answer any question I might have? Because I often have some pretty insane questions rolling through my head.

Most people shy from these questions. As it turns out, though, he was telling the truth:

On banditing:

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On drinking beer at water stops:

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On whether he is more of a man than fellow Boston runner Nick Arciniaga:

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On punting:

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On the highly-questionable Dubai Marathon:

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On the greatest relay event ever:

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Thanks to Jeffrey for his insight and patience. And don't forget to check out this weekend's Pittsburgh Marathon.

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