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Ultra Marathon Man, Confessions of an All-Night Runner
Official time: 4:27:39 and I hit the wall – hard – around mile 23, but I finished.
It’s honestly hard to say which was more rewarding, crossing the finish line myself, or watching other friends accomplish the same feat for the first time. It’s remarkable how strong the bond is that forms between people training together for a marathon.
Someone whose opinion I respect suggested I dedicate a blog entry to what happened to me in the last 10 miles of this race. I couldn’t agree more. It was a true test of character and one of the hardest things I have done in my life.
I will take just a little time to reflect and then fill you in on the gritty details.