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In Week Nine of the National Football League...

Lions 22
Vikings 16

Steelers 14
Ravens 21

Jets 23
Dolphins 27

Cowboys 35
Browns 10

Jaguars 14
Chiefs 19

Eagles 23
Giants 28

Panthers 13
Rams 10

Saints 41
49ers 23

Titans 35
Chargers 43

Colts 31
Packers 26

Broncos 20
Raiders 30

And yesterday, in the New York City Marathon, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie a 20-year-old from Eritrea, became the youngest male champion ever, finishing in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 51 seconds - which also made him the third fastest runner in the marathon's 46-year history.

And, Mary Keitany, 34, of Kenya , won the women's division for the third year in a row, running it in 2 hours 24 minutes 26 seconds.
KC's View:
A few admissions here.

First, I had to look up where Eritrea is. It is a tiny country just north of Ethiopia, east of Sudan, and just across the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia. (I love any story that teaches me something new.)

Second, I am blown away by these finishing times.

And not only these. I have two nephews who ran the marathon yesterday, and I am proud to say that Ryan Hopkins finished in 2:58:55, and his brother, TJ Hopkins, finished in 3:10:28.

I am both impressed and envious. I've only run two marathons in my life, and they were both around 5:26… I can’t even imagine doing it as fast as they did it. (These days, I'd probably clock in at around seven hours...but I'd delude myself that slow and steady wins the race.)