|“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek|
Before heading off to Carriage Hills Resort, Nadia, Kiren and I drove to Waterloo for the race. Only about 170 odd people took part in the half and a few kms into the race I discovered why. The race route wasn’t exciting at all. We ran thru some farm lands stinking off cow feed etc. The scenery was mostly flat apart from a few rolling hills. I didn’t enjoy it a bit and half way down the course I was dying to reach the finish line. I finished the race in my usual time and got presented with a clay medallion. After some stretches we left Waterloo, dropped Kiren off in Mississauga and drove to Horseshoe Valley.
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.