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Week 6 + 1

Posted in Picture of the week with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2011 by brettvanort

Worked the London Marathon today for Cancer Research UK.  Among the great stories and crazy runners (Fred Flinstone and Teen Wolf) there was James Joy.  He had run the Brighton Marathon before but was never given an opportunity to run the London Marathon.  This year he got his opportunity but only a couple weeks before the marathon was to be run.  Instead of dropping the Brighton Marathon, which is run 6 days prior to London, and the money he raised for the charity associated with that run, James opted to run both marathons.  With only  days to recover from the Brighton marathon, James finished in under four hours in London.  Considering I can hardly run 2 miles without stopping, I found his achievement to be pretty amazing.  Congrats James!

51º 50' 56" N 0º 13' 58" W

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