Palmer – Matt

In life, enduring pain often leads to the sweetest moments – Matt Palmer (April 18, 2011)

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 in 2011, Canada, M 45 - 49, Palmer - Matt

In life, enduring pain often leads to the sweetest moments – Matt Palmer (April  18, 2011)

In 2009 when I decided to run my first marathon, my goal from the start was to see if I could qualify for the Boston Marathon. Boston is the dream for so many people, because it is legendary. It is the oldest, longest running marathon in the world, and it is the only one, other than the Olympics, for which you must qualify. Most of us have little chance of that. For the average runner, Boston has become the brass ring. I wanted to know if I could do it: not just finish a marathon, but be fast enough to go to Boston. I ran my first marathon in May of 2009, missing the Boston qualifying mark by...

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