This marathon was part of the 92.2K Conquer the Canuck Challenge. I only decided to run the 42.2K that was on the 2nd day of the event. It was a tough ultra marathon course held on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton. We had to run up and down the escarpment 4 times to complete the course with the highest point been 300 ft above the starting line. I hiked all the uphill and tried to run most of the downhill but had to be careful due to uneven surfaces and sudden drops. I met some interesting people along the way as most of them were hard core ultra runners in mid fifties and sixties. It took me quite a while to finish the race but was greeted by a cheering crowd when I crossed the finish line. The medal was amazing, a maple leaf with Canada inscribed on it. At the presentation ceremony, I was surprised to find out that I had finished 2nd in my age category and received a bottle of wine. The proceedings finished with buckets of KFC ordered 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.