My hubby ran in the Borneo International Marathon earlier in May. He was up and ready to go at 130am. The flag off for the full marathon was at 3am. 42km. It took him around 5 and a half hours to complete the marathon. That's practically running all across the city and back again.
And then there was Singapore at the end of the month. A so called Sun Down Marathon which turned out to be an almost midnight marathon. They kicked off at 1130pm. Hubby notified me when he finished at around 5+ am.
Who in their right mind does this? Run for more than 5 hours straight... other than Forrest Gump, that is! He admitted, it's crazy. And that by the 30th kilometer, he was counting down the kms with his mind wandering all over the place, which he didn't care to elaborate and just said that it is between him and the road. He admitted that there times he was ready to surrender. What made you go on, I asked? He said he just had to keep going.