Brian T. Ganther,
One of the
reasons I recently subscribed to SI is for articles like Michael Lewis's The
Blind Side (Sept. 25). I grew up thinking that the second most important
position next to the quarterback was the center. Now I know that it is, in
fact, the left tackle.
The Running Man
I enjoyed reading
about Dane Rauschenberg's "marathon of marathons" in which he plans to
run a 26.2-mile race every week. (AIR AND SPACE, Oct. 2). We in Canada are
aware of an even more amazing marathon that took place in 1980, when Terry Fox
began his Marathon of Hope for cancer research. He ran the equivalent of a
marathon a day in his quest to raise awareness of this disease and money for
research—and he did it on one leg. Terry was only 18 when he received a
diagnosis of bone cancer and had his right leg amputated. Unfortunately, Terry
had to stop his run after 143 days because of cancer. This Canadian hero died
in 1981 at the age of 22. Since then the annual Terry Fox Run has raised more
than $400 million for cancer research.
Kevin MacDonald, Whitby, Ont.
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