Smith – Alan

“I mean I only had nine seconds to spare…” – Alan Smith (April 18, 2011)

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 in 2011, M 45 - 49, Mississippi, Smith - Alan

“I mean I only had nine seconds to spare…” – Alan Smith (April 18, 2011)

Running the Boston Marathon was not my goal as a runner. I didn’t start running with that on my mind. I was a tri-athlete in 2008 and had completed several sprints triathlons, Olympics, and one half Ironman. I wanted to do a full Ironman before the age of 50. To do that, I had to be able to run a marathon, AFTER swimming 2.4 miles, and riding a bike 112 more. I could do the first two stages of an Ironman but the 26.2 mile run afterward was something I would have to work on. From some of my cycling friends, I had heard about Kenneth Williams: “Koach,” as most runners know him....

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