The incredible story of the Berlin Marathon’s courageous winner

Source: The incredible story of the Berlin Marathon’s courageous winner

Eliud Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon on Saturday. You probably didn’t know this if you’re American. That’s fine; marathons don’t make for great spectating, and the Boston Marathon is the only race that really becomes part of the national conversation stateside.

But you’re going to want to hear just how Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon. That’s the real story here, one both inspiring and maddening at the same time.

Eventually both insoles would become so dislodged that Kipchoge was forced to run most of the race with an insole hanging out of each shoe.

Shoes
Kipchoge’s shoes. Imagine running like this.

IMAGE: MICHAEL SOHN/ASSOCIATED PRESS

But there was no way to stop. Fixing the problem would waste precious time, and the irritation had grown so great there was no guarantee he’d be able to commence running again once he’d stopped.

And the most important line of the article:

“I had pain in my foot, but what could I do?” he told Runner’s World. “I had to finish the race.”

It looks like a lot of work…

Wally: According to my fitness tracker, I took 20,000 steps yesterday.

Alice: What? That’s double what I did. You won’t win this! I will run to the ends of the earth to beat your step count!

Dilbert: Do you really have a fitness tracker?

Wally: No, it looks like a lot of work.

Source: Dilbert Comic Strip on 2015-09-29 | Dilbert by Scott Adams

RPHM Training

健毅 黃 was out running. He tracked 10.24 km in 1h:04m:05s.

http://app.endomondo.com/workouts/609724257/2918479

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10Ks are going to start being my foundation runs – like 5Ks used to be. Today, I beat my recent 10K record too.

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