Sunday, October 25, 2009

Are you ready for the marathon?

A funny take to help you decide whether you are ready to run a marathon. An item from the checklist:

Your freezer contains two packets of Bird’s Eye peas, NEITHER of which for are for consumption.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

How to measure a marathon course

Here's an interesting read on how to measure a marathon course. An excerpt:
He says he approximately covers 10km in about one hour – meaning measuring marathon courses can take upwards of four hours, often in the early hours.

Sunday, October 11, 2009 - older than the Internet itself? is a good site if you want to get a listing of marathons in the US as well as as international. Apparently, it's been around for a long time, longer than the Internet itself. Check out this listing below - you can still run a marathon in Yugoslavia - a country that hasn't existed for a few years now.

But, below is the proof that is older than the Internet. Check out Mumbai as shown by the black arrow in the screen capture below. It is listed as "British Indian Ocean Territory." Given that India gained independence in 1947 and that the Internet didn't exist back then, there is only one logical conclusion you can draw.

However, strangely enough, Bangalore is listed under "India".