5 demoralizing things in a Marathon Race

There are certain things that happen during a marathon race that demoralises runners especially the slow runners at the back of the park.

I got the following list from a slow runner a +5 hours marathon finisher who admits he is slow but he loves marathon running.

  1. Fast runners who decide to do their cool down on the course when you are trying to run in.
  2. Water stations that run out or are closed.
  3. Workers who are taking down the barriers early.
  4. Spectators who are cutting through the course on their way home while you are trying for a PR.
  5. Organizers who open the roads too early forcing the slow runners to walk on the roadside.

So next time, if you are a fast runner, dont do you cool down on the course be mindful of those slow runners.

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