Happy March! Did you say “Rabbit, Rabbit” this morning? Yeah, me neither. I can never remember. Hopefully March will be a good month, nonetheless. Anywho, today I have a few running related links to share with you.
The article title is a little bit of a misnomer. The runner is E.J. Scott, who has a degenerative eye disease. He has some vision, but exposure to light is hard on his eyes, thus the blindfold. He ran the full Austin Marathon a few weekends ago. He’s planning to run a marathon each month this year in hopes of raising money to help find a cure for his disease.
That race was damn hard, so I can only imagine how difficult it would be to run without it without seeing. The hills, oh the hills! How is it possible to run those when you can’t see? Pretty impressive!
Another recent Texas marathon in the news. Scott Downard won the Ft. Worth race last weekend by finishing in 2:31:40. So what’s the problem? He hadn’t registered for the race! Scott was actually wearing the bib of a friend who had originally registered, but then couldn’t make it. Banditing, as it’s called, is frowned upon but relatively common. It just doesn’t normally involve the person who wins the whole she-bang.
Richard Donovan of Ireland recently completed 7 marathons, one on each continent, in under 5 days! His route took him from Novo, Antarctica to Cape Town, South Africa, to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Orlando to London, to Hong Kong, and off to Sydney, Australia. The reports I read said that he spent most of his time traveling. That had to be pretty stressful (at leat it would have been for me) and quite the fête of organization.
And there you have it! Wether you run or not, I hope that March treats you right.*