Hello, and welcome to Friday. Here's your Dumb Runner weekend briefing.
- Mark Washburne, president of Streak Runners International and the United States Running Streak Association, tripped on the timing mat at the finish of last weekend's Richmond Marathon. (Richmond has a fast downhill finish, as you know if you've ever run it.) Mark's trip earned him a broken nose, a concussion, and stitches. (That's him at right.) (Duh.) The next day, Mark was discharged from the hospital and ran three miles—preserving his own running streak, which now stands at 9,455 consecutive days.
- The Marine Corps Marathon has banned for life a runner suspected of cheating during the 2014 and 2015 MCM.
- The University of Louisville has suspended its director of alumni affairs over allegations that, in a previous role, she "used taxpayer funds to pay for trips to run marathons." (Thanks, Melissa Ianetta.)
- In beer mile news... Actually, you know what? No. I can't be the only one who just doesn't give a shit anymore about the beer mile. I'm not even gonna link to it.
- A rare "5K marathon" was sighted Wednesday in Tampa Bay, Florida, according to ABC News:
- And speaking of headlines: Kangaroo Farts Not as Environmentally Friendly as Previously Thought (Thanks, Tim Mullican.)
- Oh yeah, also? That runner on your holiday list? The one who's impossible to shop for? We have just the thing.
A Japanese man has invented extra-long "selfie arms," says LaughingSquid.com. Because using a selfie stick in public is just too embarrassing.