Olympic Gold…for me!?!?!?!?
Ha ha, I’m playing, of course, as I know that while I’m pretty fit and strong, I’m never likely to compete at sport on the international stage, I’m far too old!
I did come 9th in The Exmoor Marathon a few years ago, 9th overall, but I won it in Vets (aged 40 and above) – that was pretty good!
But here’s an interesting thing, I’ve just been watching a video that a friend shared with me, and it starts out with a very interesting statistic: The winner of Olympic Gold ran the Olympic marathon in 1904 in 3 hours, 28 minutes and 53 seconds.
In 2011, I ran the Copenhagen marathon in 3 hours, 14 minutes and 17 seconds.
If I had put in that run 100 years earlier, I’d have been an Olympic Gold Medallist in my 40s!!!!
AND, in 1904, the Olympic Marathon distance was 1.5 miles shorter! Easy!! I could have hit a 3 hour mara and been a world champ! Gold by a half hour margin!!! Read more