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Stuart Stevens: the David Sedaris of sports writing?


As someone who fantasizes about having more time to waste on endurance sports, but has yet to get fully stuck in to them, I laughed hysterically throughout Stuart Stevens’ personal account of his long-distance addictions in yesterday’s NY Times sports magazine, Play. Sample quote:

Almost inevitably, I’d fallen into a triathlon stage, a near mandatory passage for someone like me — middle-aged, unaccomplished at any specific sport, afflicted with an equipment fetish and in desperate need of new ways to underperform. Why be good at one sport when you can be unimpressive at three?

The rest of it is equally less self-effacing and highly amusing, while ultimately serving only to make this particular reader insanely jealous of the author.

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