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In this race, eating a dozen doughnuts is a risky proposition

Running four miles in an hour isn't too difficult. But what about running four miles while taking a break to eat a dozen doughnuts?

Updated: May 1, 2009, 11:59 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The e-mail from producer Scott Harves landed in my inbox Jan. 13. It read, in part:

I hope all is very well. Have a quick question for you: Would you like to participate in an ESPN feature where it would involve running 4 miles? -- Scott

As a regular runner, I didn't think much of it and responded in the affirmative. The "very" should have tipped me off. My bad.

You don't get to be an exalted feature producer -- ESPN's best and brightest -- leading with ...

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