...don't you wish this one had been televised.......
..nothing takes the place of persistence.....
...right up there with the 1896 Olympic Marathon
what he ate DURING the Race...
...and of course, the less Eventful 1912 Marathon
Kanakuri Shizō, a Japanese marathon runner went missing during the race. He stopped at a party taking place in a villa on the marathon route in order to quench his thirst, before catching a train to Stockholm and left the country the next day. He returned to Japan without notifying race officials. He completed the race 50 years later after being invited back by the Swedish authorities with a (unofficial) time of 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes and 20.3 seconds. Portuguese Francisco Lázaro died from heat exhaustion while running the marathon, the only athlete to die during the running of an Olympic marathon.
I LOL'd at the guy eating an Easter Egg during his marathon.
Overall, ya gotta think anyone who runs a marathon has to be stupid. (Big mirror here ...)
"Some are the strong, silent type. You can't put your finger on exactly what it is they bring to the table until you run without them and then you realize that their steadiness fills a hole that leaks energy in their absence." - Kristin Armstrong
I thought the Easter Egg was a nice touch.