Wednesday, August 29, 2007

back of the pack runners - here's to us!

Here's a little inspiration for all of us back-of-the-pack runners...

I've met Grete Waitz a few times (9-time winner of NYC Marathon), and she said the toughest marathon she ever did was when she ran a 5:32 marathon w/ Fred Lebow, founder of NYC Marathon, when he ran it in '91 or '92 (it was the first time he'd run his own race, and he had brain cancer at the time).

In other words, it ain't easy running for 5+ hours.

2 comments:

amy@runnerslounge.com said...

AMEN! Well said by you and Greta. We slow ones are strong.

Amy
http://blog.runnerslounge.com

cyberpenguin said...

Wow! You sound like an old hand at the marathon thing. How many marathons have you run?

As a soon-to-be first-time marathoner myself, my goal is just to finish! ;-)

-C