Monthly Archives: March 2011

Inspiring Running Stories : Running In Prison

One running blog that I loved to bits is , Running in Place: A Blog About Surviving Adversity. The blog is written by guy called Charlie Engle.

The interesting thing is Charlie Engle is in prison serving a 21 months sentence.He is there because he allegedly overstated his income on a home loan application in 2005. NY Times did a story on how the IRS went aggressively after him and there has been messages of support at his running blog.

Taking Lemons and Turning them into Lemonades

Charlie has decided to make the most of his time by keeping an inspiring prison blog. Charlie takes the time to talk to other inmates about running, and helping them learn to read.

At his sentencing, Mr. Engle told the judge: “I can say with confidence that I can turn negatives into positives. I have no doubt I will make the best of it.”

To understand how Charlie Engle unfairly got into prison, see NY Times Charlie Engle article.

To get inspired and show your support, go to Charlie Engle Prison Blog.

2011 L. A. Marathon Pictures : Photos

It was a rainy 2011 Honda L.A marathon but the rain was not stopping anyone especially the photographers. The following are my favorite pictures from 2011 L.A marathon.

Female Winner Buzunesh Deba kisses her husband at the finish line. Source, huffingtonpost

The beautiful story of the day: Kelly Gneiting finished Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon in 9 hours, 48 minutes and 52 seconds, probably establishing a Guinness world record for someone his size. Source, L.A. Times blog.

Heaviest Marathon Finisher

Kelly Gneiting holds the Guinness world record for the heaviest Person to Complete a Marathon. The 40 year old, former sumo wrestling champion finished 2011 L.A marathon in a time of 9 hours, 48 minutes and 52 seconds.

Kelly showed everyone how tough it is to finish a 26 mile marathon.

  • He weighed 400P at the start and weighed 396.2 pounds after the marathon.
  • Gneiting jogged the first eight miles and walked the final 18, saying afterward that he lost track of where he was after mile 10 because he felt delirious.

Kelly, A hard days’ work!

Never Say Die Spirit

“I was really struggling in the last five miles,” he said, “but I said to myself, ‘If I have to crawl, I will.'”

THAT’S THE SPIRIT!!

Source: L.A Times Blog.