I've been waiting to run the Boston Marathon for several years now. In 2018, I didn't get in. In 2019 I did get in, but for the 2020 race and we all know that one never happened. In 2021 foreigners could not enter the U.S.A. Which brings us to 2022 and my chance to earn my 5th Marathon Major star.
I was supposed to run two marathons this year, Boston and New York, but corona. I ran Boston virtual and wondered if I should do New York virtual as well, but for New York it’s not unusual to have a virtual event. They had a virtual event for the past few years. However, other Marathon... Continue Reading →
After years of trying, I finally managed to get a bib for the 2020 Boston Marathon. I also managed to get a bib for the 2020 New York Marathon. So, 2020 would be a great running year. And then Corona happened. Boston got moved from April to September. At the beginning of the year this... Continue Reading →
These past few days I’ve been trying to get to terms with this race. Trying to look at it in a positive way. But I can’t help but feel disappointed. It’s not necessarily the time I’m disappointed about as much as the feeling that I didn’t get everything out of this race that was possible.... Continue Reading →
There are currently 6 Marathon Majors: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. These 6 marathons do not only matter for elite runners, but also for everyday runners. Many runners (including me) dream about running all of them and becoming Six Star Finishers, because lets be honest, who doesn't want that awesome medal?! Currently... Continue Reading →
I used to say to people: "I'm a heart patient, but I can basically do anything, except run a marathon". And friends and family would shrug, that wasn't so bad, there are tons of people out there who don't. So if that was the worst implication of my cardiovascular impairment, no worries. I started running... Continue Reading →