David Goldenberg is an editor at Gelf Magazine. He occasionally writes for ESPN.com and Slate, and more often tweets about sports, apps and monkeys at @dgoldenberg.
In many ways, David Goldenberg had an unexceptional childhood. The exception was that, in 1989, he was one of the best racewalkers his age in the United States. He was nine, and an odd kid. But racewalking is an odd sport.