Nadia decided to accompany me to the race since she felt guilty of me going to the races by myself. It was also during her final exams at York but felt it was impotant for her to support her husband (How nice of her!). Before the race start, she told me to run faster so that she can go home and study. The race route was amazing, went past beautiful estates and country side. The weather was sunny but slightly chilly which was ideal for running. As per Nadia’s wishes, I did finish the race a little quicker than usual. As I was approaching the finish line, I looked around to spot Nadia so that she can take my picture. I smiled and raised my arms but to my disappointment, Nadia was no where to be seen. After about 10 mintues of finishing I finally saw Nadia running towards me. ….her excuse, she over slept in the car !!!!! Oh well ! at least she came to support me!
Ziyad Rahim is an adventure-runner from Pakistan. He currently holds 10 Guinness World Records in long-distance running, ranging from marathons to ultra-marathons.