Today Lance Armstrong ran the New York City Marathon and finished in under 3 hours. Granted, he didn’t train for this race like he trained for his Tour de France victories, but he did give it an intentional effort, according to Runner’s World Magazine. After the race he gave marathon runners a generous dose of vindication.
For the level of condition that I have now, that was without a doubt the hardest physical thing I have ever done. – Lance Armstrong after the New York City Marathon
It was nice to hear that even one of the world’s best athletes found this event a grueling experience, too. It’s been seven years since I ran a marathon, but this is how I remember feeling just after finishing.