Yo, Adrian! Rocky devotees set to make tribute run

Yo, Adrian, Rocky devotees are gonna run now, a grueling tribute

to their mythical champ.

Nearly 35 years after Rocky Balboa returned for his first

sequel, Philadelphia’s favorite adopted son has inspired city

runners to go to the distance.

Rocky’s faithful followers are set to run a 50K that will end,

of course, triumphantly atop the art museum steps.

The fictitious fighter left as a big a cultural imprint on

Philadelphia as any American founding father, and hundreds of

runners are expected to follow in his championship footsteps,

truly, through the streets, steps and past the statue he showcased

to the world through six movies.

Philadelphia’s debut Rocky Run kicks off Saturday just around

the corner from the house where Balboa lived in ”Rocky II.”