Are you inspired to run the Boston Marathon?
Set your goal, make it fun, and never give up. You can Do it.
Children are now racing more main stream. In New Hampshire, the have children running a complete marathon broke up into segments.
How many people out there have the bucket list of running a marathon? But, never do because the unknown and fear. Teaching kids that it is fun, attainable and that they already have completed is a great start.
In Manchester classes of students finished the final run stretch of the Manchester NH Marathon. They had a registration, social event, excitement and achieved there goal. My son Aidan and his class also did the other 25 miles over a months time.
Key fact is that those little minds only remember crossing the finish line, the cheers, and want to do it again.
It was pretty cool to have Aidan meet 4 time marathon Winner Boston’s Bill Rogers.
Being able to run a 4 minute mile is the key.
This was finally achieved on May 6th 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. When the announcer declared “The time was three…”, the cheers of the crowd drowned-out the details of the result, which was 3 min 59.4 sec.
Bannister’s record only lasted 46 days, and he was the first to admit that the 4-minute barrier had no actual significance. More notable was that he had reached this goal with so little training.
History of the Record for the Mile Run http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0112924.html Time Athlete Country Year Location 4:36.5 Richard Webster England 1865 England 4:29.0 William Chinnery England 1868 England 4:28.8 Walter Gibbs England 1868 England 4:26.0 Walter Slade England 1874 England 4:24.5 Walter Slade England 1875 London 4:23.2 Walter George England 1880 London 4:21.4 Walter George England 1882 London 4:18.4 Walter George England 1884 Birmingham, England 4:18.2 Fred Bacon Scotland 1894 Edinburgh, Scotland 4:17.0 Fred Bacon Scotland 1895 London 4:15.6 Thomas Conneff United States 1895 Travers Island, N.Y. 4:15.4 John Paul Jones United States 1911 Cambridge, Mass. 4:14.4 John Paul Jones United States 1913 Cambridge, Mass. 4:12.6 Norman Taber United States 1915 Cambridge, Mass. 4:10.4 Paavo Nurmi Finland 1923 Stockholm 4:09.2 Jules Ladoumegue France 1931 Paris 4:07.6 Jack Lovelock New Zealand 1933 Princeton, N.J. 4:06.8 Glenn Cunningham United States 1934 Princeton, N.J. 4:06.4 Sydney Wooderson England 1937 London 4:06.2 Gundar Hägg Sweden 1942 Goteborg, Sweden 4:06.2 Arne Andersson Sweden 1942 Stockholm 4:04.6 Gunder Hägg Sweden 1942 Stockholm 4:02.6 Arne Andersson Sweden 1943 Goteborg, Sweden 4:01.6 Arne Andersson Sweden 1944 Malmo, Sweden 4:01.4 Gunder Hägg Sweden 1945 Malmo, Sweden 3:59.4 Roger Bannister England 1954 Oxford, England 3:58.0 John Landy Australia 1954 Turku, Finland 3:57.2 Derek Ibbotson England 1957 London 3:54.5 Herb Elliott Australia 1958 Dublin 3:54.4 Peter Snell New Zealand 1962 Wanganui, N.Z. 3:54.1 Peter Snell New Zealand 1964 Auckland, N.Z. 3:53.6 Michel Jazy France 1965 Rennes, France 3:51.3 Jim Ryun United States 1966 Berkeley, Calif. 3:51.1 Jim Ryun United States 1967 Bakersfield, Calif. 3:51.0 Filbert Bayi Tanzania 1975 Kingston, Jamaica 3:49.4 John Walker New Zealand 1975 Goteborg, Sweden 3:49.0 Sebastian Coe England 1979 Oslo 3:48.8 Steve Ovett England 1980 Oslo 3:48.53 Sebastian Coe England 1981 Zurich, Switzerland 3:48.40 Steve Ovett England 1981 Koblenz, W. Ger. 3:47.33 Sebastian Coe England 1981 Brussels 3:46.31 Steve Cram England 1985 Oslo 3:44.39 Noureddine Morceli Algeria 1993 Rieti, Italy 3:43.13 Hicham El Guerrouj Morocco 1999 Rome, Italy Bannister ran it on May 6th 1954 and Landy broke the record 6 weeks later on June 21 1954.
Some experts feel that since over 20,000 people have know broke the 4 minute mile it is not genetics, not the shoes, but a clear vision the it is possible or mind set. Telling the body that it just can be done.
5 Things You Didn’t Know: Boston Marathon 2013 American Elite Runners
April 4, 2013 1:57 PM
With no clear favorite entering the 2013 Boston Marathon, the nine American runners in the elite field all stand some chance of winning. And while you may have heard some of the names, here are five things you didn’t know about the Americans in the Boston Marathon elite field.
US’s Mebrahtom Keflezighi celebrates after finishing fourth in the athletics event men’s marathon during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 12, 2012 in London. (Photo credit ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)
1. First in 30 Years?
Meb Keflezigh was the first American in 27 years to win the New York City Marathon. He was also the first American in 28 years to win an Olympic medal in the Men’s Marathon event. At 37 years old, he calls winning the Boston Marathon the one career goal he has yet to accomplish. If he pulls it off, he’ll be the first American man to accomplish that feat in 30 years.
PS. Editors note. One of my greatest sports moments in my life was to watch my brother Paul Vigeant run the mile. At a young age he ran a 4:26 mile…. Now, that is inspiring….