The Death of a Spectacle

On Jared Lorenzen and what it means to be an overweight fan favorite

Brian Oliu
Aug 27, 2019 · 9 min read
Illustration by Lizzy O’Donnell

AAccording to Strava, a GPS app that records athletic activities and shares them with other athletes, I have run the Riverwalk Mile, a tree-covered path that follows the Black Warrior River in my town of Tuscaloosa 183 times. It is my most covered route — sometimes running it upwards of six times in one…