I was in Boston today – not in time to see the Boston Marathon and not in shape to run it. I tip my hat and congratulate all participants. I have run six marathons and I understand and fully appreciate what it takes to go 26.2 miles. Interestingly, it was “patience” that may have been the trait that claimed the victors wreath in the 2006 race.
From the Washington Post
Cheruiyot broke the course record by one second, covering the 26.2 miles in an average of less than 5 minutes per mile. That is amazing to me. For him it was a race of strategy, of understanding himself, running his own race and in the end being patient. More from the Post
Cheruiyot watched as the leaders ran away from him. He was comfortable letting them go. As a former winner, perhaps his experience enabled him to be patient. On this day, it was the right strategy.
Like most great sporting events, there are several important lessons of inspiration in 2006 Boston Marathon. Patience, preparation, commitment, strategy. Thanks and congratulations Robert.
Photo Credit to AP - Elise Amendola