9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 878 times:
Up to 40,000 runners - aged 18 to their 80s - braved the damp weather for this year's London Marathon to complete the 26-mile (42km) course. Now I imagine it's hard enough but full respect to those guys AND many did it in costumes too! Anyone here fit enough for that?
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 831 times:
In my younger days running cross-country and track ten miles was the limit. No way for 26+ miles. Wondering it the human body can withstand that type of punishment over and over like the world class runners absorb.
Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 806 times:
This year ten of them were from my running team.
To my amazement one of them, last year, cycled 20 miles to the start of the course as a warm up, ran the marathon in just over 3 hours and then cycled the 20 miles home again. I'll check to see if he did that same routine this year.
Marathons, not for me a I'm afraid. I feel ill thinking about it.
Kmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 793 times:
My sister (age 47) just ran the Boston marathon......just for the sake of doing it. She did it in about 4 hrs 15m, enjoyed the whole experience(?) and said she's happy now and doesn't have to do it again!!
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