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Well done Brett, amazing time in those conditions.  Well done to the Flower tribe as well, that's a far cry from a sunny day at Pattisons! :lol:

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Btw some intereting clothing choices.  Everything from people wearing no shirt ie just a pair of shorts to wearing a poncho the whole way and even shower caps which is surprisingly genius, kept their beanie dry and their head nice and warm.

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Kudos for a great race. Very jealous looks like a great race & an awesome experience.

Bonus kudos for batting way out of your league. Well played, sir. 

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17 minutes ago, Fitness Buddy said:

Anyone notice what the mens winner didnt have on.  

 

Showercap?

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24 minutes ago, Fitness Buddy said:

Anyone notice what the mens winner didnt have on.  

A tranny hat?

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43 minutes ago, Fitness Buddy said:

Look at his wrists

Might be worth noting how many marathon and half marathons he has run.  That guy is a freak.

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8 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

Might be worth noting how many marathon and half marathons he has run.  That guy is a freak.

Yes he is.  A when the commentators basically said he was stupid for going out like a mad man it was great to see him win.  

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Great report RBR. What an experience. 

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11 hours ago, Fitness Buddy said:

 

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Anyone notice what the mens winner didnt have on.  

Chips?

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9 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

Might be worth noting how many marathon and half marathons he has run.  That guy is a freak.

Yep. Read this. 

Btw. Fb it seems he wasn’t wearing his usual race kit for Boston. 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2018/apr/17/10-reasons-yuki-kawauchi-boston-marathon-winner-should-be-your-favourite-runner

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That was pretty cool!

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The more I read about kawauchi the more I like him, 1:10 in a panda suit for a half marathon:clapping:

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Tim Don ran 2:49:24.  Pretty amazing as well after his last 6 months.  Listened to interview with Bob Babbitt about the Halo and what he did to stay sane and keep the body in some condition while basically limited due to the injury and Halo

#strengthtraining

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Saw this from Runner's World, talent + hard work = results 

Yuki Kawauchi, surprise winner of the Boston Marathon earlier this week lives in a two-story suburban home with his mother and younger brother in Saitama Prefecture, about 34 miles north of Tokyo.

Since graduating from college, he's worked 40 hours a week (1pm-9pm Monday to Friday) in an office for the Saitama Prefectural government.

He answers phones, enters data, and collects tuition and meal payments.

As a government employee, he gets about 25 days off and uses most of them for racing and traveling.

Straitlaced and serious, Kawauchi spends most of his spare time running.

Four mornings a week, he'll log 18 to 20 kilometers (11 to 12 miles) over about two hours in a park near his house.

At night, he'll strength-train in his room with homemade equipment, using an old bike tube as an exercise band and a 33-pound weight bar from which he hangs his retired running shoes.

He does speedwork on Wednesdays and uses the weekend to make up some mileage.

He might hit mountain trails for anywhere from three to seven hours, but often, he competes.

Kawauchi targets monthly “main” races before which he'll run various distances in preparation.

Since 2010, Kawauchi has run an average of 12 Marathons and 10 Half Marathons per year. Add to that, about 15-20 other races (5k's, 10k's, 20k's, 50k's etc). Kawauchi tries to find a race most weeks and uses them for training.

[information from: Runner's World]

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On 18/04/2018 at 2:20 AM, RunBrettRun said:

Btw some intereting clothing choices.  Everything from people wearing no shirt ie just a pair of shorts to wearing a poncho the whole way and even shower caps which is surprisingly genius, kept their beanie dry and their head nice and dry

Edited by Surfer
Doh ...

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