Mar 25, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots: Bill Belichick Runs Half Marathon


Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick leaves after finish his press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This is a bit of a “dry” spot for NFL news, which is why Pats coach Bill Belichick running a half marathon is something that is worth talking about.

Field Yates of ESPN Boston has the story:

During previous years, this weekend would mark the culmination of the NFL draft. However, with the NFL pushing the event back into early May, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spent the morning where he was born, Nashville, Tenn.

He was there to run the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon, finishing in 2:36:46 while donning bib No. 34479. The race concluded at LP Field, the stadium for the Tennessee Titans.

As Yates notes, the NFL draft has been pushed back a few weeks this year, which is what gave Belichick the opportunity to run this half marathon in Nashville. Yates later says that Belichick has actually run a full marathon in a previous year.

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