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    Heading for the Finish Line


    “To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.”  Pablo Picasso

    GRANT: I think we all know this feeling in a race or a run when we reach the end.  We can see the end.  Maybe there is a crowd cheering, or maybe not.  Regardless we feel the pull of the finish.  It is carrying us forward even if our legs are faltering.

    VICKY: You must be getting near the end of PRE.

    GRANT: Yeah.  It’s horrible.

    VICKY: Yes, it was quite painful for me too.  I hated it.

    GRANT: For me it is the fact that I have watched 2 PRE movies.  Read Running with the Buffaloes and Bowerman and the Men of Oregon and I am now 3 quarters finished PRE.  I have been reading so many books about Prefontaine and track and field I just can’t take it anymore.

    VICKY: Exactly.  Don’t you just wish you could rip the mustache right off of him.

    GRANT: I don’t want to be harsh, but I can’t wait to get to the end already.

    VICKY: Hurry up and finish so we can move on to the next book.

    GRANT: I can see the finish.  It is not that far off.

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    Self-described “running nerds,” Vicky and Grant are co-workers who “spend their lunch hours at the nearest bookstore and will often be seen around the office getting excited about a new energy bar or running gadget.” The duo captured our attention with their unique (double) take on Running Blog Idol, pledging to address a host of different topics including Canadian running heroes. Their submission to our contest even included a sample vlog (available at, which they promise is “but only a mere example of the lengths we are willing to go in order to share our experience, knowledge, research and general ramblings.” Holy multimedia, Batman!