|“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 a great weekend trip. Nadia, Kiren, Saad and couple of Saad’s friends accompanied us for the race. We stayed Friday night in Kingston and drove to Montreal the next morning. We stayed at a nice hotel in Montreal and spent the evening with dinner at a really cool restaurant in the old town. The next morning, I took the metro to Montreal Island for the race start and met up with Joyee Chau. It was a hot day and wearing black shirt didn’t help either. I started cramping up around the 25K mark and struggled to finish the race. The race course was boring, mostly running through the Industrial areas but finishing in downtown. All the friends were there at the finish line to receive me. I even got a good massage in the end. Finally, around 3pm we left Montreal for Toronto. Saad got us there is 4 hrs with some high speed driving!!!!!
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.