My brother Eric ran in the Boston marathon today and ended with a time of 3:03:34!!!! His pace was 7 min./mile.
Now, that would be impressive to me on its own. However, he was nearly killed by a drunk driver (seriously, the cops at the scene didn't think he'd make it) just 2 years ago (Saturday April 14, 2007) while jogging. He's had to rehabilitate (I think this is the list) from two leg fractures, multiple surgeries to get everything back in place, and I believe a shoulder break as well!
Even in my cross-country days in high school my best repeated mile time (for only 3 miles!) was 7 min. 23 sec. I'm pretty sure I was hyperventilating at the end of that race too! So 26 miles averaging 7 min. per mile is insane to me. And after all he's been through! He's such a rock!
Congrats to Eric (even though I know he'll never read this! haha)!!!