|“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|
After a long time, I decided to run a half marathon as a preparation for the Mississauga Marathon. Aurora is a small town about half an hour drive from North York. I collected my race kit on a bright sunny day and the race started around 8am. The course was as usual very scenic with mostly rolling hills. With music pumping out of my mp3 player, I jogged along the entire 21.1km at my own pace and finished the race in my usual time. Along the course I met a rookie Chinese runner who was quite surprised how easily I was running the course without any excessive breathing… a compliment, I guess. The finishers medal was the same as I received a few years ago but at least this time I got a nice post race massage.
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.