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Updated Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 03:16 PM

There's a lot miles on this roadster

By Dwight Perry
The Seattle Times

It certainly took a while, but Fauja Singh finally ran out of steam.

The Indian-born Brit — at 101 the world's oldest distance runner — announced that Feb. 24's Hong Kong Marathon will be his final race.

"He said he achieved this through the help of God," his coach, Harmander Singh, told CBC News last year, "but even God must be getting fed up with helping him."

Headlines

• At SportsPickle.com: "Report: Ravens intent on signing Elvis Grbac regardless of Joe Flacco's Super Bowl performance."

• At TheOnion.com: "Minnesota Lynx world's richest WNBA team with value of $4."

Oh, deer

"I see only one reason an athlete would use deer-antler spray," surmised Times reader Charlie Gay. "If he were in a rut."

History quiz

"Make love, not WAR" was the motto of young Americans opposing:

a) Vietnam

b) baseball stat geeks

Jim knows Jack

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be football players?

"If President Obama feels that way, then there will be a little bit less competition for Jack Harbaugh when he gets old," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said of his 5-month-old son. "He is a really big kid. He has an enormous head ... As soon as he grows into that head he is going to be something.

"It's early, but expectations are high for young Jack."

Turn back the clock

The Northern Illinois men's basketball team trailed 18-4 at halftime en route to a 42-25 loss to Eastern Michigan.

In keeping with the theme, the second half featured peach baskets, set shots and jump balls after every score.

Winging it

According to the National Chicken Council, Americans will eat 1.23 billion wings on Super Bowl Sunday.

"That is astonishing," wrote the Miami Herald's Greg Cote. "I don't mean that number — I mean that there is a National Chicken Council."

Talko time

• NBC's Jimmy Fallon, on ex-QB Dan Marino fathering a secret child in 2005: "I don't know why people are surprised — the Dolphins never gave him good protection."

• CBS's David Letterman, on the thrill of owning Super Bowl tickets at the 50-yard line: "From there you are so close you can smell the deer-antler spray."

• Blogger Chad Picasner, on the 8 ½-hour Super Bowl pregame show: "The bad news is, they will televise the whole 8 ½ hours."

• Comedian Argus Hamilton, on Alex Rodriguez's latest surgery: "Doctors had to repair his hip and remove his antlers."

Super spoiler alert

Three of the nation's most respected prognosticators — Princess the Popcorn Park (N.J.) Zoo camel, Chaco the Virginia Zoo armadillo and Eli the Hogle (Utah) Zoo ape — all say the Ravens will win Super Bowl XLVII.

What, you were expecting Terry, Howie and Jimmy?

Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or dperry@seattletimes.com


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