The Belgian Beast did work today! Below are splits for my friend, Johan Ghillebert, who ran the Stockholm Marathon today! This was his first sub 3hr marathon! His pace was astoundingly even through most of the race! I'm super proud of him! He's been working hard for this. Who won the race? I dunno. All that matters is Johan has entered into the realm of the sub 3hr marathoner! Yup, 2:59:00. Please note, he was in 762nd position at the 5k split. Midway, had moved up 157places, and then lowered the boom on another 272 runners until in the 2nd half of the race! He passed an average of 11.5 runners for every 1k from 5k-42k.
Here is a photo of Johan from today, crushing it...Why? He has a beard, and follows training plans like a smart runner does.
Three cheers for Johan and Beards!
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