We all run our own race. We train. We set an aim and then we try and meet it.
21 Km for seasoned runners is not a long distance. Some of us know precisely how to time our run, what to wear and what to eat and how to pace ourselves. But a lot of runners who have probably never done more than 10-12k register for Half Marathon and they complete it even if they finish last. And there are others who just can’t run faster and will take their own time to complete the race. Most often by the time the traffic is already open and most of the people have left for home, even the event organisers.
For us time hungry runners our personal best keep us pushing for more and more. But I often wonder what is the last man running for. There is no glory at the finish line. No ” personal best” or under ” 2 hrs” status updates to be put on the facebook. In spite of that they give their best and finish the race even if they finish last.
My salute to the guys who finish last and don’t give up and keep on running and complete the race. You are the true flag bearers of running- the race is in our head and we will finish it.