Tour de France joy bliss delight
- It may have escaped the attention of some that a bicycle race of some
distinction has just concluded in France. And an Australian cyclist
for the first time ever, has finished second! Yes, Cadel Evans
finished a mere 23 seconds behind Tour de France winner Alberto Contador.
In another athletics event, Grahak Cunningham of Australia is
currently in sixth place in the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. He
is due to finish in less than a week. In the process, he is stripping
me of all my Australian distance records, which I set in a previous
edition of the race. All I have left is the Australian 5000 km record,
and that, too, will soon belong to Grahak (I always knew my records
But I am in full agreement with the great marathon runner, Bill Rogers
who famously said: "My record will go, and that will be good. I like
to see records broken, even if they are my own. That is what running
is all about."