This is what I-277 often looks like on a normal day. But on Sept. 1, the inner loop will briefly be closed to cars and open only to runners .
This is what I-277 often looks like on a normal day. But on Sept. 1, the inner loop will briefly be closed to cars and open only to runners . John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
This is what I-277 often looks like on a normal day. But on Sept. 1, the inner loop will briefly be closed to cars and open only to runners . John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Théoden Janes has spent 12 years covering entertainment and pop culture for the Observer. He also thrives on telling emotive long-form stories about extraordinary Charlotteans and — as a veteran of 20-plus marathons and two Ironman triathlons — occasionally writes about endurance and other sports.