President George Bush might not be popular with many people but its worthy to note the twice-elected Republican President once ran an impressive 3.44 in the 1993 Houston marathon.
And this is what George Bush told runners world magazine about his experience at 1993 Houston Marathon
“I was distraught after my dad was defeated in 1992, so I decided I was going to set a little project for myself. I wanted to run the White Rock Marathon in Dallas, so I began training intensely for it. I gave myself a month to train for it, and pushed myself incredibly hard as this was after-election therapy. But I got sick, and it was really a foolish attempt on my part. So I set my sights on Houston, which gave me some more time to train. I ran it in 3:44. I ran the first mile in 8:30 and the last mile in 8:30. It was one of the great experiences of my life. I learned that running can make you feel 10 years younger the day of the race and 10 years older the day after the race. I also learned not to be so compulsive.”
Read the rest of the interview at runners world website