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Divine Madness, Love Lost and Other Passions

(4/09) further reading on Divine Madness running cult:

This Women's Sport and Fitness article on Divine Madness and a reporter's infatuation has really gotten a head of steam up. I read it with considerable interest, and located the following pressure points:


a sense of longing and lack of fulfillment on the part of the reporterobservations of a group dynamic that are manipulativehe curiosity of the reporter about how to do bettersome editorial tweaking to pump up the text for the non-ultra readership [which is infinity minus 8,000, give or take].

For those who've seen Yo Tizer in action at Leadville and are willing to remember, it's memorable. Watching the "Yo Ladies" circle while he's having his feet rubbed and blocking traffic at Twin Lakes gave a lot of crews the burn. Never mind that their runners were on their way out or back.

If you missed that, the Awards in '97 were instructive, and over the top in '98. You missed a real treat.

Keeping all…