By now you have probably heard about Leroy Stolzfus, the young man who ran a 3:05:45 at the Harrisburg Marathon while wearing his traditional Amish clothing.
It was this tidbit that caught my eye, however:
It’s not his clothing he cites for “not running faster.” Stolzfus said he believes he could have run closer to a three-hour marathon had he not gone out too fast in the race.
Aaargh! If the Amish get too worked up at the start of a marathon to GO OUT SLOW, what hope do the rest of us have?
The good news is that Leroy can enjoy one of those huge Amish soft pretzels to replenish his salts after the race.
I refuse to believe this portion of the half-marathon route of the Annapolis Running Classic was merely coincidental.
The Shaolin Marathon was held on Sunday, the race route going past the iconic Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng City. Running Is Funny brings you these exclusive race photos.
Stretching before a race is important…
…but stop stretching before you try to start running.
The elites lined up for the start…
…and they’re off!
The obstacles along the way can be challenging…
…and you have to carry your own sports drink…
…but you definitely want to stay away from the sag wagon.
The toughest part, though, is making your way up the steps to the finish line.
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1) The Heel Strike – Satirical running stories in the style of The Onion. Latest headline: “HEMP FEST MARATHON WINNER DISQUALIFIED AFTER PASSING DRUG TEST.”
2) Zorblog – “It’s not how fast you run, but how good you look doing it.”
3) FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships – When beer mile champions start getting shoe deals, you know it’s getting serious.
4) Runopedia – A runner’s blog directory with a category of “funny/witty” blogs.