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Posted on 09/14/2008 11:13:44 PM PDT by Plutarch
TRUE OR FALSE: Hoops title changed Palin's life, but what about that nickname?
Published: September 14th, 2008 12:44 AM
Last Modified: September 14th, 2008 02:29 AM
Sports infuse Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's life.
Palin the hockey mom. Palin the wife of a four-time Iron Dog snowmachine champion. Palin the point guard for Wasilla High's 1982 state championship basketball team. Palin the sportscaster for Channel 2 news, Anchorage's NBC affiliate. Palin the fish slayer. Palin the hunter (and the only candidate on either presidential ticket who can field dress a moose).
Here are a few more sporting tidbits -- and a couple of myth-busters -- about Alaska's first female governor:
True or false: Palin starred for Wasilla's 1982 championship basketball team. Answer: A little of both.
She wasn't a scoring machine for the Warriors -- nine points in three games -- and she didn't hit the winning free throws in any of the games, though some current accounts of that tournament suggest she did.
But she did make some important contributions, and she did so on a bum ankle...
Palin ran track in high school (hurdles, relays) and cross country.
She is still an avid runner. She ran a sub 4-hour marathon on her first try, the 2005 Humpy's Marathon (3:59:36.8).
At the state hockey tournament that year in Fairbanks, Palin never skipped a workout. In town to watch her son Track play, she left the hotel every morning to run in 30-below temperatures.
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this is the kind of article that America wanted to see in the first place.