Flanagan encouraged him to be at sea level in the weeks before Berlin and offered up her house.http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/with-shalane-flanagans-help-matt-llano-preps-for-berlin-marathonIt'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.