Welch, R. B.
What `s luck got to do with it? Superstitious behaviors in sports
Leo Manzano, one of America`s premier distance runners, sometimes performs a convoluted ritual just before the gun goes off. In it, he licks his index finger and then uses it to touch, in order, his forehead, inside of each elbow, Adam`s apple, chest, knees, and ankles, and finally crosses himself. ...