Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Training for the Olympics

Did you know that Mexican Olympic hopefuls are training right here in Elgin?

Jose Antonio Perez was seen practicing for the triathlon at one of Elgin’s busiest intersections, Rte. 31 and Kimball. Jose sprinted from his car, leapt over the railing on the bridge, and into the Fox River.

He was quoted as saying, “This river is much colder than the Rio Grande,” as he was pulled from the river with a rope.

Perez is answering bond call as I write this blog. It could have been much worse. Every few years they pull a body out of the boil just 20 yards from where he entered the water. A little more current and we would have been holding a wake.

UPDATE - This just in! Dateline ELgin...October 18th
More news about Jose. Unfortunately the Mexican Olympic Committee has banned him from competetion for two reasons:
1) He's not Mexican - He's from Puerto Rico
2) He tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs (a BAC of 0.16)

Besides, Puerto Rico REALLY wants him back to chat with him about some unresolved drug charges. When will we learn that we can't just run from our problems?

1 comment:

  1. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! What a dope! Shoulda let him swim for it...