Of course, the half-marathon is attractive to marathon runners because of its ease of recovery and to classic road runners because of its role as a springboard to the full marathon. But the half marathon (at 13.1 miles) is perhaps even more relevant to the 10K (at 6.2 miles) than the marathon (at 26.2 miles).
It's that time of year when 50,000 runners and walkers take the streets for Boulder's Memorial Day Tradition. Some people will achieve performances far superior to their previous bests, far better, even than their most optimistic expectations. How does this happen?
Last January, Jasmin Paris became the first woman to win Britain’s grueling 268-mile Montane Spine Race. What makes her feat more remarkable is that the 35-year-old smashed the course record, set by a male runner, by 12 hours - while stopping to pump breast milk for her 14-month old at aid stations along the route!
The official four-minute barrier had daunted runners for generations and was spoken of by some as an insurmountable barrier that was physiologically impossible. Roger had high hopes of breaking through it, with the eyes of the world watching, so that others might follow
The city, once devastated by Allied bombs, divided by the Wall, then reunited and reborn as one of the most creative multi-cultural centers of the world. There is no other marathon anywhere that has seen so many global records.