Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tony ran the Marathon

Tony Vrana, our only Grandson, ran the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon today in 3 hours, 27 minutes. He is a senior at Indiana University in Bloomington and has been running for the past few years. This is the first full Marathon that I am aware of his running.
While Tony was running back in Indianapolis, Charlie and I were out at the Golf Course here in Seward. Needless to say, the course wasn't crowded with the temperature barley reaching the 50 mark as we teed off. I parred #1 and was primed for my tee shot on the 153 yd. #2. The pin was way back and I got off a good shot. It looked good all the way and then hit the pin glancing off about 12' to the southwest. The wind in the north caused the pin to "tilt" to the south and caused the ball to deflect at about a 145 degree angle. Needless to say, that's the closest I've come to getting a hole-in-one.
Getting close doesn't count in Golf nor Football. If it did, Michigan State would have won the game against Nebraska.
Here is a picture of the Medallion that all finishers of the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon received. I'm sure Tony will be pleased to receive it. We haven't heard any of the details as yet but am sure they will be forthcoming.  His parents from Columbus, IN and sister Maggie from Oberlin College were there to cheer him on. They had rooms rented for last night as well as tonight. Tony was a soccer goalie in earlier athletic endeavors and then got into cross country. Our only regret is that the 700 miles between Seward, NE and Columbus, IN kept us from seeing much of his athletic activities.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Tony for finishing 437th out of 2,865. Thats great for your first marathon. Granddad