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Old 04-19-17, 12:20 PM
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Completing the Boston Marathon — the pinnacle of marathon running for many — is quite a feat.

But some finishers of Monday’s race have taken issue with a congratulatory email sent by Adidas, the sponsor for the 121st annual race.

"Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon!" an email sent by Adidas to 2017 Boston Marathon finishers on Tuesday read.
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Old 04-19-17, 09:55 PM
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And, I thought I had a short memory.
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Old 04-19-17, 09:57 PM
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Ok then. Where's the media to drag them through the mud and assinate their character over a "misspeak"?

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Old 04-20-17, 05:12 AM
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Time Magazine is media.
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Old 04-20-17, 05:13 AM
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Ok then. Where's the media to drag them threw the mud and assinate their character over a "misspeak"?
They aren't part of Trump's administration. That won't happen.

I wonder which runner will be the first to sue Adidas
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Old 04-20-17, 08:06 AM
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Media has been all over it but I agree, they love to take "misspeak" and act all Freudian about it, to sell a few links.
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Old 04-20-17, 08:25 AM
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Time Magazine is media.
Sider is such a whiner.
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Old 04-20-17, 08:30 AM
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Media has been all over it but I agree, they love to take "misspeak" and act all Freudian about it, to sell a few links.
pretty much
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Old 04-20-17, 08:34 AM
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People easily offended at anything and everything, I thought it was catchy.

Addidas should of doubled down saying people who are crying about our insensitive email are the exact people we don't want wearing our product. We promote winners not cry baby losers.
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Old 04-20-17, 08:45 AM
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I wonder if Jerry Femina had anything to do with the message.

Google him...(he had a best selling book)

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Old 04-20-17, 09:24 AM
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People easily offended at anything and everything, I thought it was catchy.

Addidas should of doubled down saying people who are crying about our insensitive email are the exact people we don't want wearing our product. We promote winners not cry baby losers.
You should get a job in marketing.
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Old 04-20-17, 09:48 AM
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I know, you would basically have to buy addidas to prove you're not a cry baby loser.
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Time magazine "is" the media? Like, the whole media?
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Time magazine "is" the media? Like, the whole media?
Time is media. This story has been all over the news.
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I am offended that Adidas apologized for this, and demand an apology
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I follow distance running somewhat closely and didn't even make the connection at first as to why anyone would've been offended by that e-mail. The Boston Marathon is as much about survival (between the number of bodies in the race and the fact that your legs have to negotiate some uphill climbs after 17+ miles of gradual downhill running which taxes the quads) as it is about whether or not you can actually run fast. That said, distance runners can be some of the most anal retentive people you'd ever care to meet.

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Old 04-20-17, 02:56 PM
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I follow distance running somewhat closely and didn't even make the connection at first as to why anyone would've been offended by that e-mail. The marathon is as much about survival (between the number of bodies in the race and the fact that your legs have to negotiate some uphill climbs after 17+ miles of gradual downhill running which taxes the quads) as it is about whether or not you can actually run fast. That said, distance runners can be some of the most anal retentive people you'd ever care to meet.
But you see Mr. Slippery, that's the problem. The runners in the race probably were not offended. But in 2017, you can't say ANYTHING to ANYBODY and it not be scrutinized - unless you are part of a minority or you are not big business. It's becoming a sad world we live in.
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But you see Mr. Slippery, that's the problem. The runners in the race probably were not offended. But in 2017, you can't say ANYTHING to ANYBODY and it not be scrutinized - unless you are part of a minority or you are not big business. It's becoming a sad world we live in.
Since it was a direct email to participants in the race, you are probably wrong.
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Since it was a direct email to participants in the race, you are probably wrong.
I agree. Most runners are cry baby losers.
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Old 04-20-17, 04:30 PM
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Cyclists are worse, though.
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No doubt.
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i agree. Most runners are cry baby losers.
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Old 04-20-17, 05:17 PM
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Cyclists are worse, though.
Especially when they drive in the road. I love to get out and open up a can if you know what I mean.
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