|“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|
I registered for the full marathon but on race day due to lack of sleep and training, I changed it to half. We drove early from Kingston with Yasser and his friend who were both running the 5K. The half started at 10am right after the 5K finish. The field was huge and we ran through some of the most exciting parts of Ottawa. It was a fun race with lots of crowd support. I ran the whole race without stopping once but still ended up running a little slower than my expected time. However, I finished the race just in time before the rains came. After the race we walked around the downtown area before heading home. The medal was pretty nice!
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.