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.”