Marlins’ marathon men
MIAMI — For much of the offseason, the Marlins front office has been on the go, making a number of high-profile acquisitions.
This weekend, three members of the organization were on the run. Taking a brief break from their daily baseball grind, they tested their endurance on the streets of Orlando.
Team president David Samson, general manager Michael Hill and equipment manager John Silverman participated in a half marathon on Saturday and the Disney Goofy Marathon on Sunday.
The three completed the full marathon on Sunday in 4 hours, 56 minutes. On Saturday, they finished the half marathon in 2:28:55.
All three are accomplished runners, each having participated in several prestigious races. In recent years, they’ve run the Boston and New York City marathons.
In 2006, Samson earned the status of Ironman, when he completed the prestigious Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
– Joe Frisaro