The Deliverator – Wannabee

So open minded, my thoughts fell out…

Marathon x 2

Posted by Deliverator on October 5th, 2009

Despite getting rained on last year, leading to general miserableness, my brother Scott decided to run the Portland Marathon again this year. I think he chose to do Portland again, specifically, as it was close to family support and friends Ryan and Theo who also opted into the 26.2 miles of masochism. Both Theo and Ryan managed to push through the blisters, black and blue feet and earn their t-shirt, medal and those other, less tangible kudos.

Scott managed to complete the race in a start time compensated 4h:19m:3s, a slight improvement over last year’s 4h:20m:55s. Given that he is a year creakier, he seems happy with the improvement. And well he should! At this annual rate of improvement, by the time he is 101 years old he will have beaten world record holder Haile Gebrselassie‘s time of 2h:03m:59. And because Scott likes statistics, here is a graph that proves it! I have assumed that Haile doesn’t improve any with age, but other than that my logic is impeccable :)

Marathon Graph (joke)

I look forward to watching my brother compete in future events, especially when he is 101, I just wish he would do something other than check his watch as he crosses the finish line. Other people do fist pumps, raise their arms in celebration, puke or pogo stick on one foot backwards while wearing an afro wig and a tutu…all of which make for more interesting photography :)

Scott Finishing Portland Marathon - 2009