Rocky II meets USATF

My friend Laurie put this on Facebook today. Blogger maps out Rocky’s training run in Rocky II using the USATF site (which is awesome, by the way).

Clearly the route was imagined by a cinematographer and not a runner.

It’s pretty fabulous.

Some of my favorites …

Why didn’t Rocky just do this part of his run while he was already up in the area? I don’t know. Why did he write “Italian Stallion” on the back of his sweatsuit without putting much effort into it?

And after Rocky picks up neighborhood kids on the run …

Did the kids jump the bench, too? These are some in-shape kids! Why didn’t these kids become track stars in the 80s and 90s? And where are their parents? Is this why Philadelphia was so screwed up in the 70s?

Awesome.

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