Wow! There were 22,480 people that ran in the Boston Marathon this weekend even though temperatures reached a balmy 89 degrees. Over 4,000 runners chose to sit this one out and wait for next year due to such. There were only 926 that didn’t finish the race or didn’t do so in the time allotted. The air temperature was probably even warmer than the 89 reported due to heat from the pavement and crowd.
Salute to all who ran that tough race. True grit tough.
My friend, Pat Castle has tackled that and more. I and so many others in the LIFE Runners are amazed at his abilities and past accomplishments. He is the coach and one of the founders for the National LIFE Runners.
Pat has finished 15 marathons and all at a super-human pace. Read more about Pat and the other 3 National LIFE Runner leaders that are also pretty impressive (click here). Also, you can join LIFE Runners by simply registering here. All the info is on the website – I hope you join one of the 25 chapters around the U.S., or start your own. For my friends outside the U.S., I encourage you to consider starting a chapter. The requirements are minimal (click here for Chapter criteria). It’s all on the website. Get ready to be inspired and run with purpose…harder and faster than you ever thought possible.
Below I’ve listed some of the largest marathons from around the globe. Because there are so many that read or subscribe to this blog from outside of the U.S. I thought a global list was more appropriate. What an experience it would be to run in some of these races. Let me know if you have and I hope you’ll share the details of your experience. If you are considering doing so, it would be awesome for you to do it as a LIFE Runner. Think about it.
THE GREAT WALL MARATHON
THE BIG FIVE MARATHON
Gold Coast Marathon
THE POLAR CIRCLE MARATHON
New York City Marathon
Athens Classic Marathon
THE SOLAR ECLIPSE MARATHON
Des Alpes-Maritimes Marathon
Las Vegas Marathon
29 October (TBC)
18 November (TBC)
25 November (TBC)
2 December (TBC)
9 December (TBC)
Have an outstanding day and your morning dose of inspiration…coming right up – get ready this is a powerful one.
Now, go out and give it your all today!