Over the years I’ve seen some running T shirt’s with succinct messages:
“No halftimes, no substitutions, no time outs”
“He said – You run like a girl and I said If you run faster you can too”
“While you were sleeping we were training”
“Your hardest day of running is our easiest day”
And my favorite – “If this was any easier it would be called Football”
On a lighter note … One time I got beat by a guy wearing a Fred Flintstone outfit. I have also come in behind a guy wearing a tux and carrying tray of glasses, a guy who skipped rope the entire distance, a runner who juggled all the way, Uncle Sam, Betsy Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and some teenaged kid wearing a Megadeath t shirt and basketball sneakers.
I did manage to come in ahead of a guy one year in the Philadelphia Marathon who was running as, and I am not making this up, ” Larry The Lighthouse.” As Casey Stengel once said. ” You could look it up.”