Saturday, October 12, 2019

This One Always Makes Me Feel Better - It's Just So Upbeat...

...on one of my favorite interests.

All the best,
Glenn B

Flash - Who Cares If It's Not Official - It Is A Stunning Achievement

Not being much of a sports fan doesn't mean I can't or don't appreciate milestones in athletic achievement. For an almost 35 year old man to run a marathon in less than two hours not only is impressive it is stunning. 

"Superstar runner Eliud Kipchoge broke the elusive 2-hour marathon barrier Saturday—an achievement once considered beyond a human’s reach.

The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40.2 seconds at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna." More at the source.

Damn, my legs and lower back sometimes hurt after after walking a mile, I cannot imagine what this ma's body feels like after running 26.22 miles and doing it in that record shattering time (although not an official record, he also holds the official marathon record at 2 hours 31 minutes and 39 seconds). Whatever his body may have felt like after that feat of stamina/endurance and speed, I am sure his head was in the clouds. As he said: 

"That was the best moment of my life..."
I am figuring there is going to be another best moment in his athletic life, the moment he breaks the two hour barrier in an unaided marathon. My guess is he will be the one to do it, the Flash had nothing on this man.

All the best,
Glenn B