Quote Of The Day
“I’m excited. I’m very nervous. The longest run I’ve ever done is 15 miles. I know I probably should have done something longer in preparation, but I wasn’t able to get it in so I’m just going to have to game-up on Sunday … I probably averaged about 25-30 miles a week for the last six months, so not your best marathon preparation but I did a lot of mountaineering. I climbed Mount Rainier in 21 straight hours, 9,000 feet up and 9,000 feet down. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life and afterwards I thought, there’s no way a marathon could be that hard. It’s only three or four hours, right? So, I’m going to use that to give me mental strength and 20 years of competitive running that has settled in my legs to hopefully get me through this 26.2-mile beast.”
– Nick Symmonds talking about his preparations and expectations ahead of his marathon debut at the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday.
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