VP Nominee Sarah Palin Is Also a Runner, Hunter

We already showed you Sarah Palin’s adventures in sports broadcasting, but the self proclaimed “Hockey Mom” has many more ties to sports. We use the term “sport” loosely here, but it’s interesting to note that she is a lifelong runner and hunter.

For years, her and her husband fed the family with whatever they could grow at home or kill in the Alaskan wilderness. Husband Todd also happens to be a four-time winner of the “World’s Longest Snowmobile Race“.

Veering from its usual business focus, the WALL STREET JOURNAL tells us “Her parents were marathoners and high school track and cross-country coaches. “Running was a family affair,” she says. “I didn’t have much choice. Thankfully, I’ve never tired of it.”

Palin went so far as to name her son “Track” because he was born during the track season. I smell a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED RUNNER’S WORLD cover jinx — that is, if the runner’s magazine ever puts her on the cover.