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Didn't read the article in detail, but I suppose if they measured me walking through Athletes' Village on my way to the start line last Monday, it would say that this 62 year old was going to live a long time. But if they measured me walking back to my hotel after I crossed the finish line and got the mylar poncho, it would say I'm gonna die Real Soon Now.


Sounds like you ran the Boston Marathon. Of all the marathons I ever ran, Boston was the most physically demanding due to the down hill course segments. The next day I'd be walking down the subway stairs backwards.

A local woman who ran Boston said that the conditions were the worst she'd ever faced for a marathon and were made worse by the fact she had to stand in ankle deep mud in the Athlete's Village for two hours prior to starting the marathon. You runners would have been better off had it been below freezing and snowing.

I watched the Boston finish line runners on-line and saw one guy come across the finish line wearing nothing on his upper body! When I ran Boston back in the 1980s the fields were smaller (4 to 5 thousand runners) and we runners were able to shelter inside the Hopkinton High School before the start so we avoided any mud.
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