100-year-old finishes marathon

Alright guys, I think the world has seen it all.  A 100 year-old-man finished a marathon last week and let’s just say it has made big news.  I read an article originally on the msn world highlights–but I soon found traces of this story everywhere.  One of my classes has talked about what qualifies something as news to write about–I mean, how is it that with everything going on in the world most all newspapers (within a given area for local news and widespread for national/world news) write about the sames events?

Well, these are the reasons:

*timeliness*prominence*proximity*conflict*unusual/rarity*impact

I think this story about this 100 year-old hits about all of these categories– this was a rare event that left its impact by inspiring others around the world at a time where we could all use an inspirational story.

Basically, this guy is a freaking bad-A. One version of the story is pasted below but take a look at similar articles posted on the web–how do they format the different coverages to get across a different message? I’m pretty sure whatever article you look at the idea of inspiration and straight-up insane will come across.  Buddy, we salute you!

100 Year Old Man Runs Marathon

http://evilcyber.com/fitness/100-year-old-man-runs-marathon/ –Check out the full story here!

One of my favorite quotes in the coverage was this:

“I have said it before: that I will carry on running, as it is keeping me alive”, Singh told the Toronto marathon’s website.

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