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Running like an Egyptian – Egyptian Marathon Result!

This is going to be quick, because Daz and I just had a dramatic change in plans and decided to go to Dahab for a few days. Problem is, the bus leaves in an hour and we booked it 15 mins ago. Just a lazy 14 hours in a bus to recover…

But I got through it today. Apart from running through the ruins of ancient Egypt, I don’t have a lot of nice things to say about this marathon. It was hot at around 30 degrees, poorly organised, with very few water points and no electrolyte, plus they started taking the course down after 2.5 hours, so there was no guidance left on the 4 lap circuit after lap 3…

Worse than that…despicably bad…as 4km ticked over on my watch, the 5km marker came up… Booooo, they’d mis-measured the course.

WTF?!

So, by the time I crossed the finish line I’d only covered 40.4km. Not to be short changed, I turned around and ran over 1km out and 1km back, to cross the line again actually after 42.7km, in a time of 3:35.10.

I can’t tell you how mentally heart breaking it is to have to cross the line and head back out again in that heat… I was pretty emotiaonal and not happy, but Daz was on his push-bike next to me for over 20km, so he kept me going.

I’m going to the beach to drink beer and have a couple of days off. Reports and more to come. Sorry for the delay.

8 down, 44 to come. BRING IT ON!

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7 comments

  1. The Medi evil mathematics and all hype no substance marathon did not diturb our Australian superhero TBone! Up up and away pronto Pronto!

  2. It takes some courage and strength to go beyond the finish line for a further 2 km. Awesome!

  3. oh,well too exciting but done.. great mentally to run past the finishing line then come back..that’s is well done..!! Now a 9 days break before you get to see ..
    “Romeo , Romeo… where are you Romeo..??”

  4. Hey daz, finally get round to send u message!! happy bday for the 7th!! sori bit late,not round computor for a week or so. glad to see you enjoyin life over there bud, hope all is well. all good over here, any other way to ?email you, if so wat address is it.talk soon, take care love caz

  5. How exactly was it they were able to build the Pyramids 4000 years ago but they can’t measure 42.195km of road? Well done and good discipline to do the extra out and back.

  6. Oh dude …. crazy, crazy, crazy ….. you are an iron man … dazzler, well done mate on cheering him on …. where’d ya steel that bike from?!

    WTF?

    only in egypt …. !!!

    see ya in cyprus for serious beer drinking in the sunshine

  7. Hi T-Bone, a marathon is 42.195km and not less!
    well to do for the 2 km more. You are a good runner.
    i’ m agree with Roky, unbelievable to build pyramid with high precision and can’t measure 42.195km of road!
    Any way, I hope you feel good after 7 marathons.
    Question, how many lugages have you? a week under snow next one scorching heat.
    tell us more next.

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