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Saturday, April 19, 2014

John's Marathon Battle

My husband John ran his 25th marathon last week in London. It was his toughest one to date, not because of the hot weather, which never helps, but because he's been battling injury for over a year.

He damaged his Achilles tendon and running even short distances became impossible. He started a rigorous regime of physiotherapy and would occasionally set off for a run, confident the problem was fixed, but would limp home not long after leaving.

It was with baited breath that he began his winter training for the 2014 London Marathon with a group of friends from the Orion Harriers.

Fortunately all went well and John sailed through the marathon last Sunday, using his new GoPro camera to film an up close and personal account of the event, which you can view here:



If the plug in doesn't work, here's the link:
I was a spectator on the course, lucky to get a great vantage point at one of the elite runners' drinks stations manned by the Orions. One of the drinks belonged to a VIP:


2 comments:

Maddie Grigg said...

Gail, you must be so proud of him! Absolutely fabulous video, thank you for sharing.

Maggie May said...

That was an amazing feat.
What a wonderful feeling it must have been to finish and how proud you must have been.
Maggie x

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