Flanagan encouraged him to be at sea level in the weeks before Berlin and offered up her house.
It's a good article by Peter Gambaccini.
I do have one question about it though. Does anyone actually believe the following is true.
In his debut there, Llano realized at mile 20 that he hadnâ€™t taken in any fluids during the marathon. â€œThat was when I started to fall apart,â€ he said
True in the sense that he took ZERO fluids. How would that be possible for a pro runner? A five year old would naturally drink even if it was their first race.