|“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|
It was one of those back to back races. After completing the Burlington half the weekend before, I decided to drive to London Ontario on race morning. The journey was a little over 2 hours and the race started from the UWO’s athletics’ arena. The race course was really enjoyable. It was an out and back course and most of the run was through the parks in London. The race time was as usual around the 2 hr 10 minute mark. The post race massage was a real disappointment as my masseuse seemed like a real lazy “B” as didn’t feel like exerting any pressure. The food stall was quite good though and I got myself about 10-15 power bars. I drove back home afterwards and was treated to a lovely warm bath and a gourmet meal by Nadia.
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.