Monday, January 28, 2008

This video reminded me

. . . about the heartbreak of marathons.

Kayoko Fukushi, the fastest female half-marathoner in Japanese history, covers the last track lap of her inaugural marathon no faster than I run. Of course, she fell down three times in the final lap in order to run that slowly.


21stCenturyMom said...

That graph is really amazing after watching the video and reading the article.

I'm sure she will recover just fine but whoa! What a hard lesson in making sure you get your nutrition plan right!

jeanne said...

geeze, the chaos at the end! let the woman sit down already!

*jeanne* said...

She had to fall three times to run that slowly!
But in the scheme of things - slow, fast?

Look at the universe expanding.

How much difference is there between one runner and another?

(My half-baked philosphical question of the day)

*jeanne* said...

A little change of subject - but for a brief interlude: click on that little cat in the bowl picture underneath the marathon clip. It's very sweet and funny. Think I'm going to email that link to my husband. He's on the road with The Capitol Steps. (Like ALL YEAR. Election year. ~sigh~)

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a sight to see and pretty humbling. It's kinda nice knowing that a marathon is even hard for amazing runners like that!

Tri to Be Funny said...

Wow...painful to watch. I just wanted that last lap to end for her!! Very humbling lesson.

Mommymeepa said...

That was so painful to watch. Poor thing. I wish they would have given her space at the end.