Here's the actual picture of Haile crossing the line in Berlin in 2008 with an astounding time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 59 seconds.
Let's consider 2 hours, 3 minutes, 59 seconds to put in to perspective.
- 123 minutes, 59 seconds
- 7,439 seconds
- 283.93 seconds per mile
Go here for what it would take to smash the 2 hour marathon.
Go here for Haile's retirement announcement (bring tissues, it's sad).
We had an excellent 21 mile run today (our average pace was just slightly slower than Haile's ;>). All in all it was a great day, dry pavement, cloudy, cool, and a little humid. If only race day would have such favourable condition.
Quote of the day..
"We run toward the white light, the white light of enlightenment".
It was, and still is, a really great day to be alive.
Peace and strong legs to all of you.