|“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 was the 2nd edition of the Mississauga Marathon and a much better organized race. The field was much bigger than the inaugural race as more and more people found out how flat and scenic the course is. I even had my name on the race bib. The race started after the national anthem of Canada and a speech from Hazel McCallum, the mayor of Mississauga for the last 40 odd years. The course zig zagged thru all the upscale neighborhoods of Mississauga, including UofT to finally finish at the Promenade Park where the spectators were aplenty. Finishers medal was quite nice and they even had burgers and fries for all the runners.
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.