When interviewed for a local running newsletter I was asked if I have any role models or anyone who specifically inspires me.
Here was my response:
“Hero or inspired by: -Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, ten years since diagnosis.”
“I know he’s a Tour de France seven time champion, but he’s about to run his first marathon on Sunday Nov 5, 2006. Some people think he’ll probably run it in somewhere between 02:30:00 and 02:40:00. He thinks he’ll be middle of the pack around 02:45:00. I believe he’ll do better than that. I think he can run it somewhere between 02:10:00 to 02:15:00. He’s got incredible aerobic capacity, strong legs, and determination.”
We were all wrong. His actual time was 2:59:36