113th Boston Marathon today. What is most important to me is that the Sox game started at 11 am and I could listen to it at work. Sox crushed the Orioles 12-1. But interesting to see the race results. Guy from Ethiopia (Deriba Merga, 5'6"/116#) won in 2:08:42 for an average pace of 4:55 minute mile. Un-friggin believable. Here's the splits from the official Boston Marathon site.
So, here are a few pictures of him:
Now let's see another well known sprinter, Usain Bolt (6'5"/190). Look how ripped this guy is:
Although I'd have trouble running 1 mile at a sub 5-minute mile pace, I guess I'd rather look like Bolt than Merga.