On April 20th I ran arguably the world's most historic road race, the Boston Marathon. It was a wonderfully chilly day in Boston. The crowds lined the route and were electric for the duration of the run. It was a wonderful day for American distance running. Two runners, Ryan Hall and Kara Goucher, both reached the award stand with a pair of third place finishes. These are collectively the best male and female American finishes at Boston since 1985. With distance running hardly in the limelight, most people cannot comprehend the type of effort these elite athletes put into their training. This video, created by FloTrack.org, can hopefully highlight the hard work done to accomplish these amazing feats. The video chronicles Goucher doing a 20-mile workout approximately three weeks before Boston.
The Boston Marathon
Monday, April 27th, 2009