Town Hall

Sports for Nerds (November/December 2014)


Edward Payson Weston, the star of this month's article "The Pedestrian Hero," walked insanely long distances—for example, he once walked from Portland, Maine, to Chicago. Competitive walking was America's favorite sport in his day, so you could call Weston the Lebron James of the 1880s: a celebrity athlete of massive proportions. Who are your sports heroes today? And have you ever participated in any weird athletic competitions?