A Solo Marathon, 'Coach Pop' Inspires San Antonio Food Bank, 66-Year-Old Jockey

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The Boston Marathon was postponed, so author John U. Bacon created his own race. (Chris Poterala)
The Boston Marathon was postponed, so author John U. Bacon created his own race. (Chris Poterala)

After what he calls a "wake-up call" on his 55th birthday, author John U. Bacon started training for the 2020 Boston Marathon. But the the race was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This week on Only A Game, Bacon's 26.2-mile backup plan. Also, the San Antonio Food Bank gets a little "halftime coaching" from the Spurs' Gregg Popovich, the story of a 66-year-old jockey who's not ready to quit, and we re-visit one of our favorite stories about a sporting episode of "The Office." Join us!

With Boston Postponed, Author John U. Bacon Made His Own Marathon
When he turned 55, author John U. Bacon set a scary goal for himself: run the Boston Marathon. When the race was postponed, he came up with a new plan.

San Antonio Food Bank Gets 'Halftime Coaching' From Spurs' Gregg Popovich
As food banks across the country struggle to keep up with demand, the San Antonio Food Bank got a pep talk from one of the NBA’s most beloved coaches.

The Office Vs. The Warehouse: Behind The Scenes Of The Famous Basketball Game
It’s been over a decade since Michael Scott challenged his warehouse crew to a friendly game of basketball in the TV show "The Office."

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen and Charlie discuss the 2020 NFL Virtual Draft, and the 6-year-old who designed a new uniform for a pro soccer team.

Meet Perry Ouzts, The 66-Year-Old Jockey Who Won’t Quit
For most jockeys, an impressive career lasts 20, maybe 30 years. Perry Ouzts has been racing for 47 years, and he hasn't given retirement much thought.

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This program aired on April 25, 2020.


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