Originally Posted by Gibonius
It took her four longer than the next longest walker of the marathon, who was 76 years old.
Fit at any Size! Elite athlete!
Here's what is really hilarious: http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/my-big-fat-finished-marathon/
About twenty weeks ago I decided to train to do the Seattle Marathon. I had registered as a walker and Sunday was the Seattle Marathon. When I woke up at 5am I told my partner Julianne “It’s going to be a long day.” I was not wrong. I’ve been training for the last 20 weeks, 370 training miles in all, for an 8.5 hour marathon. That is not how it worked out.
Wow. A whole 370 miles of training over 20 weeks for a 26 mile event. That's pretty impressive under-training. More lulz is why she picked this particular marathon:
I chose this marathon because it said that it quote ‘stays open until every athlete finishes’ if I need to be picked up I’ll let you know.
So basically she picked this marathon as she figured she could bully folks into giving her a medal no matter how long it took.
At mile 11 they closed the aid stations and opened the roads and from then on we were told that there would be no more mile markers, no more water and gatorade stations, no more port-a-potties, and since there weren’t sidewalks in a lot of places we had to walk on trails and lawns (which meant that, according to our GPS, we walked about a mile extra.) At mile 14 she sent a member of the medical personnel out, telling her that I was limping (I wasn’t) and that she should convince us to drop out. The young woman said that we looked great but told us that they were closing all of the medical stations. She gave us a bunch of supplies and wished us luck.