Monday, October 08, 2007
RF Reports: The Battle of Chicago
You know...as a fan of all things media and reporting, that was a strangely interesting experience seeing an average marathon turn into a national story. Yahoo! had it on their homepage feed, Drudge had it up once the Midland runner was confirmed to have died on the course, DetNews, Freep, Chicago everything, NYT...
It was particularly interesting to see how much good detail a person in LA could get from a mix of traditional Web media, user-generated content (photos, etc) on big sites and the blogs and forums of runners in the event or watching.
For first hand accounts, read my brother's extensive account in the comments of the post just after this one (he went to watch) and/or hear all about it from the increasingly heroic Sheri Hall on her blog (plus you can read about her and Paul's move to ATL, which is also a tale of overcoming extreme heat and humidity, I suppose.)