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Should Romney be Running for Anything?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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latest campaign video proves girlie-style runner Mitt Romney has come a long way as a jogger. According to a June profile in the Boston Globe, the 2008 contender couldn't do two-and-a-half miles in high school without collapsing twice.

"Mitt's singular distinction as an athlete was an embarrassing one, classmates recall. He competed in a 2.5-mile race held during a football game, setting off with the rest of the runners at the start of halftime. Everyone returned before the second half of the football game began, except Mitt. He didn't resurface until about 10 minutes after the last runner. He staggered around the oval for the final lap, collapsing twice in the last 15 yards but drawing cheers from the crowd when he finally crossed the finish line."
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