Let us die young or let us live forever


I’m sure by now most of you have heard about Sally Meyerhoff.  Olympic qualifying marathoner, age 27.  She was out for a training ride.  Reportedly she failed to yield at a two-way stop sign.  She died instantly when her bike collided with a pickup truck.  

I did not follow her career or read her blog, but in reading her posts now it is evident why she was beloved and admired.   Many writers have shared their thoughts on Sally’s death — I’ve linked to a few below.  I’m not a “take home message” writer, but today is different.  Take home message today: the car will always win.  Be safe.  RIP Sally.

Title: Alphaville – Forever Young. 1984.

2 responses to “Let us die young or let us live forever

  1. As you know, I ran in the marathon she won this January. I watched her speed off and lost sight of her by the first turn.

    So there’s my brush with greatness now gone.

    So awful. Reading her blog now is terribly sad. So full of life.

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