Runner's high

How the hit song "Hey There Delilah" changed the life of one runner

Originally Published: February 1, 2013
By Sam Alipour | ESPN The Magazine

Ah, 2007. The Anaheim Ducks took the Stanley Cup, Justin Verlander threw his first no-hitter, Peyton Manning landed a ring, and the nation was obsessed with ... a steeplechase runner? Yes, it was the year of "Hey There Delilah," the chart-topping mega-hit from the Plain White T's -- and a long-distance love note to an athlete. After meeting Delilah DiCrescenzo in 2002, lead singer Tom Higgenson was smitten by the runner and promised a song in her honor. What they received ...

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