Run Like Hell

Meet Mike Kohler of Fargo, North Dakota. Mike is a nominally healthy guy, who accidentally got healthier last weekend.

Mike Kohler lined up with thousands of other runners inside the Fargodome here on Saturday, May 19, ready for his first half-marathon as part of the Sanford Fargo Marathon.

It would be a big step for the 26-year-old plumber and pipefitter from West Fargo, who ran the 10K last year and the 5K the year before that. But a misstep, right from the start, put him on an even more difficult course.

Nervous and tired from waking up earlier than usual, Kohler wasn’t paying full attention. He thought the full and half marathons started at the same time, at 7 a.m. In reality, the half-marathon started 15 minutes later. Wearing headphones, Kohler wasn’t listening closely to the starting announcements.

I guess it could be worse; Mike could’ve signed up for a vasectomy and received a sex change.