sc runner wrote:
How about you strap on 150 lbs. and go out there and do a hilly full? And I love her attitude and perspective. Come on you jerks, give her a break, she’s one of us.
Me too. I think the runners on this site that running long distances have been quite easy for (and I used to be one of them) often forget that for the average American completing a 26.2 mile distance, even walking, is still a big achievement.
This is a running website. There is no way you can move as slow as she was moving and be “running”. She simply did not “run” a marathon and it’s factually incorrect for her to say she did. The easy answer - be honest. She walked a marathon. Is it impressive for a morbidly obese woman to walk a marathon? Sure, good for her. Just stop incorrectly using the word “run” and I’m sure the negativity on here would go away. She’s an obese long distance walker who walked a marathon. There. I don’t see anybody having a problem when the correct language is used.