"Jug of Fun" By Bill Thompson (58 and still running)

I ran the marathon back in 1971 or 72. The weather was a challenge as it would rain on one side and be burning hot over the next hill. I got pretty thirsty in the heat and the course had road side stands selling items for tourists. I purchased a large gallon jug of cider to handle my thirst and swigged it on the course as I went along. Other thirsty runners liked what they saw and we all shared my jug and chugged as we jogged along. At the finish line with the thousands of spectators all I could hear was them asking what is that guy carrying as I brought my jug to the finish line. The heat might have killed us without my jug.