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Runner's 13-mile trip is a tribute to Steve Jobs

Runner's 13-mile trip is a tribute to Steve Jobs
Steve Sande
Steve Sande|@stevensande|August 29, 2011 11:00 AM

In the days since the resignation of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple, Inc., we've seen an amazing outpouring of love for the man and his legacy. But none of those tributes has had quite the impact of marathon runner Joseph Tame accomplished with an iPhone (actually two), the Runkeeper app and service, and his own two legs.

Tame ran a half-marathon around the heart of Tokyo with a specific route in mind -- one that approximated the shape of the Apple logo. The run took Tame about two hours, and the end result was the Runkeeper GPS plot seen above. In case you're wondering, the bite out of the Apple is the Imperial Palace.

TUAW has featured Tame's exploits before: he's also the creator of a rig that allows him to carry four iPhones, an Android handset, and an iPad while running so that he can live stream his marathon runs. Tame told New Launches that the iPhone "really has changed my life here in Tokyo. It means I can go anywhere without getting lost, I have all my data with me at all times, I'm potentially in touch with thousands of friends and family members around the world at all times, and I have access to any information I might need to do what I need to do."

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Joseph Tame definitely knows how to say "Thank You, Steve Jobs" in style.

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