|“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|
This is my first marathon. We went on a road trip to Eastern Canada and rounded it off with a marathon in Cape Breton Island. The field was quite small and although it was supposed to be around the lake, I didn’t actually see the lake until around the 20th km. Most of the course was boring with hardly anyone around. I ran pretty fast and finished the race in under 4 hrs (my personal best). After the race, I had to wait for Nadia, Mama & Abu for about 2 hrs as the were too busy exploring the Cabot Trail. Around 3pm, we left Cape Breton Island and drove non stop for 9 hrs to reach Edmonston, NB. Then early following day we drove back to Kingston and then to Toronto. So, a pretty good effort to run a marathon followed by about 15 hrs drive back to Toronto!
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.