Tuesday, November 27, 2007

At A Premium

Hurdler Goes Out On A Limb

How much are your legs worth? Chinese Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang's legs have been insured for $13.3 million in the run-up to next year's Beijing Olympics. To him, though, the limbs are beyond valuation. "You can't really put a concrete figure on this. They're priceless," Liu said. He won the 110-metre hurdles at the 2004 Athens Olympics and his race at the Beijing Games is expected to be one of the most watched events at the Games.

FOOTNOTE: Er, make that a FEET-note.


Kimberly said...

As often, I enjoyed the footnote more than the story. What a talent you have!

Oswegan said...

I might sell mine for that.


~Fathairybastard~ said...

He's got to think about how much money he would make off those legs in the rest of his life, if he's not injured. I understand that thinking on the part of athletes in the West, but not China. Shows how much things have changed.

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Liu Xiang saves 20% on his limb insurance by switching to Geico...

The Egel Nest

David...this is an American insurance Company...not sure if this will make sense to you...lol