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Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #248 (2 to go, 2 days left)
  • Date: Wednesday Dec 29th 2010
  • Donations to date: $181,701.50
  • Course: Jamie Roth Marathon
  • Run time: 4hr 57min 27sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 109 BPM
  • Temperature C: -20C
  • Distance covered to date: 10,465.6km (6,497.6ml)
  • Total number of runners: 6

Triathlete Jamie Roth is an Ironman. Not only that, he's qualified a number of times, in his age group, for the Kona Ironman World Championship. Today, he was sponsoring marathon #248 for $1,000 for Right To Play. I had an early start this morning. CTV Canada AM had asked me to come in at 6.00am for a chat about the Quest. Laine met me at the door and took me into the studio. It was pretty bare bones. I sat at a desk staring into a TV monitor. You can't see anyone and all the questions are communicated through an ear jack. I left the studio at 6.30am and, at Shouldice Pool, I met up with Jamie and his son Jonathan. Also joining us was Runners Sue and Chris. The Calgary area had been hit with a bunch of snow last night and it was pretty heavy going for the first 3kms along the paths.

Jamie and Jon are currently reading "Born to Run" so they were trying to run like the Taramara indians in the book. We stopped at the Good Earth cafe for breakfast then continued east. The day didn't improve and soon my hydration pack was frozen solid. We eventually got back to Shouldice Pool and I was bushed. I drove back to Cochrane and stopped at Safeway to pick up a copy of the National Post. Reporter Megan had told me the story would be in today's issue. What she didn't tell was that it was on the front page. Fantastic. I went home and checked my emails. Normally, I get notification of 2 or 3 donations made. Today it was 46. Amazing.

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes (ant's)

Q. What do you call an ant with frogs legs?
A. An antphibian!

Quote of the Day

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

Neale Donald Walsch

Runner Jamie (second from the left) sponsored todays marathon for $1,000 to Right To Play. His son Jonathan (second from the right) is a chip off the old block.

248 Jamie

 

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