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death of a marathoner

Posted in Running with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2021 by xi'an

In connection with the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, I read a poignant story in the New York Times, relating the short life of marathoner Kōkichi Tsuburaya, who finished third in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, in 2:16:22, being passed on the final lap by Basil Heatley from Britain. He felt like committing a “blunder” in front of his compatriots. And he invested so heavily in his training for the 1968 Mexico Olympics, with such poor training from his coaches that he kept facing injuries. And committed suicide a few months before the Olympics… In memoriam.

2:14:04!!!

Posted in Running, Statistics, Travel with tags , , , , , on October 13, 2019 by xi'an

1:59:40!

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2019 by xi'an

Wow!

Posted in pictures, Running with tags , , , , , , on September 16, 2018 by xi'an

go, Iron scots!

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , on June 30, 2018 by xi'an