For the first time, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half-Marathon was held at night, under the bright lights of the Strip. Participation increased from 28,000 runners to 44,000.
Let’s see, there are those crop circles, Stonehenge, the Mayan Prophecy, Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, Julia Roberts’ marriage to Lyle Lovett and Arizona State never seeming to win in the sports that count.
It was a few seconds past 5 p.m. Monday in the Rush Tower lobby of the Golden Nugget downtown. Boise State football coach Chris Petersen and his Arizona State counterpart, the soon-to-be-unemployed Dennis Erickson, were smiling for the traditional photo one always sees before bowl games, the one with the team helmets and the trophy in the foreground. At least this time, the showgirls stayed home.