Ed Driscoll

In the Future, Everyone will be John Belushi for Four Miles

What was satire in 1977

…Is reality (such as it is) today:

About 7,500 people registered for the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh Saturday, and 5,515 managed to complete it, race spokesman Brian Van Norman said.

The rules are simple and stomach-churning: Run for two miles, eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and then run back along the same two miles.

That’s four miles of running to burn off about 2,400 calories.

No word yet if Mike Bloomberg’s office helped in the training of the athletes.