Friday, November 18, 2016

Nobody Told Him There'd Be Days Like This

If the alarm clock's buzzing this morning precipitated the latest installment of the "Woe Is Me" chronicles, then maybe - just maybe - you should put yourself in the shoes of Gwynedd Mercy University cross-country runner, Justin DeLuzio.  

Free piece of advice:  Make sure they are laced up tight.  Oh yeah, in addition to wearing them, you are advised to strap on a helmet too.

Young Mr. DeLuzio, a 21 year-old senior and a Finance major who aims for a career as an actuary, was running in the final cross-country race of his career at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional on Saturday, November 12, 2016, when the deer laid him out at or about the one-mile mark of the race's five-mile course.  Being a runner, he did what runners do.  He picked himself up, dusted himself off, and with the help of teammate and fellow senior, Matt French, he completed the race. For good measure, he finished in 31 minutes and 16 seconds.   

One tough kid - and one brand new interpretation of the expression "the agony of defeat". 

Strange days indeed.  Most peculiar Mama...


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