Monday, October 19, 2009

Obama Wins 2010 Boston Marathon


BOSTON - President Barack Obama won the 2010 Boston Marathon on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage him to quit smoking and keep running to stay in shape. The Boston Athletic Association announced their decision to name Obama the winner even though the race will not be run until 18 April 2010 because the president has the desire to win and has good intentions.

In announcing Obama the winner the president of the BAA said, "We must rise above the out dated measurements of what a person actually has accomplished and focus instead on their intentions and what they say they will do. Intentions and talk are what drive the world." Congressman Barney Frank and Chinese Vice President XI Jinping seated nearby reiterated these words.

The BAA also noted that no president has won the marathon before. This would set a good example for all future presidents of the United States and for other countries such as Iran and North Korea that intentions really matter.

Many observers were shocked by the unexpected decision before the race has even been run. However, when told of his win the President said he had really been thinking a lot about keeping in shape, talked with staff about cutting back on his smoking, and even read an article about the Boston Marathon.

Obama added that wining the Boston Marathon was better than any other awards he has received including his Nobel Prize, a Tony for best performance by leading actor, an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in drama series, a Golden Globe for best performance of an actor in a comedy, NASCAR Champion, World Series Most Valuable Player, Best TwitterPage, and Teleprompters of America Best Reader.

7 comments:

Annikke said...

Stopping by SSS

THIS is the most hysterical thing I have read all day. I love it!

Rational Nation USA said...

Coffeypot,

This is just to funny! Great post and oh what levity in an otherwise drab day!

Thanks

Heather Leigh said...

I love this. So fitting...and not too far from the truth.

Oh yes, I'm COMMENTING!

Coffeypot said...

Annikke, thank you. And close to true, too.

Rational, glad to make you smile. It is always a good way to start a day.

Heather, you did...I'll call Hope off. But maybe I need to sic you on Hope because she almost never comments - if she comes by at all. I think I embarrass her.

Heather Leigh said...

I'll talk to her. Though I'm fairly certain she could wipe the floor with me. Let's hope I can outrun her...

ppongor said...

This is ridiculous. No one should validate good intentions with such an award for not even training, competing, or attempting any association this athletic achievement. It totally defaces, discounts and devaluates the physical accomplishment of those athletes who have gone before and after this marathon. Being highly involved with the running of the Bosotn Marathon for a decade, the wheelchair athletes, elite and novice runners, this "priveledge" is not about intentions. I'm appalled the President would accept this award and not honor those who are the true participants. Shame on him taking advantage of his position! Intentions drive the world? No, it's accomplishments, effort, true acheivement that should be honored.

Anonymous said...

@ppongor

it is a joke..

it is not factual information ...