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.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.