- He once ran a marathon backwards, just to see what it looked like to finish in second place.*
- Going forward, he is the only man allowed to pace Paula Radcliffe in world record attempts – mostly because the IAAF is afraid to tell him otherwise.
- He doesn't care what P-Diddy’s marathon time was.
- He doesn't wear a RoadID bracelet. Because he never runs into trouble and everyone knows who he is.
- He doesn't wear a GPS, because wherever he is, is the perfect place to be.
- Even his minimalist shoes provide a soft, cushioned feel on his long runs. Not that he needs it.
- Out of respect, the wind always blows at his back. Unless *he* wants a head-wind. What, you thought that perfectly coiffed hair happens all by itself?
- Actually – it does.
- He has run with ultra-runners Dean Karnazes and Scott Jurek on their long runs; on the same day; separately.
- If you ran with him, you would not wear an iPod. Because his breathing and foot-falls sound like a chorus of angels. Angels that could sing you a lullaby and pace you into the dirt at the same time.
- His post workout running clothes smell like a fine double malt scotch airing in a sandalwood forest breeze with just a hint of myrrh. You heard me.
- He doesn't wear sunscreen. His skin is naturally SPF 10,000. He remains perfectly tanned year round.
- His after run stretching routine consists of reaching into the upper cabinet to retrieve the martini glasses and downwards to get the cocktail shaker. He does not always drink beer.
- Boston qualified for him.
- He never brings a water bottle on a long run. When he becomes slightly parched, it rains – ever so gently.
- On his off days, he does Yoga to stay limber. ‘Yoga’ being the beautiful Indonesian super-model that lives in his village. Yoga is in fact the only reason he takes ‘off’ days from running.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Most Interesting Runner in the World
Stay Thirsty My Friends. And Run Fast.
*Credit where credit is due. This one was an official commercial and it got me thinking... the rest are originals.