July 1, 2009

Palin: ‘I’d win’ a race against Obama

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential nominee, said she thinks she can win running against Obama -- that is, in an actual footrace.

Palin said in an interview with Runner's World that she would absolutely accept an invitation to go running with President Barack Obama and she said she is confident she would win in a race.

I betcha I'd have more endurance, she told the magazine. My one claim to fame in my own little internal running circle is a sub-four (hour) marathon. It wasn't necessarily a good running time, but it proves I have the endurance within me to at least gut it out and that is something. If you ever talk to my old coaches, they'd tell you, too. What I lacked in physical strength or skill I made up for in determination and endurance. So if it were a long race that required a lot of endurance, I'd win.

However, Palin was less confident about her ability to beat Obama in another activity they are both known to enjoy.

People have asked if I'd ever challenge him to one-on-one because we both love basketball, she said. But look, he towers over me and I wouldn't be complaining about an unfair advantage there, but maybe I'd do better playing H-O-R-S-E with him than one-on-one.