It wasn't Tricky Dicky! Or me! You're in triple trouble for not calling us too!..... I've maintained 22kg of an original 27kg..... I'm still experiencing some strange-ish pains.
5kg gain, strangeish pains, triple trouble ???? Seriously, TD is a bit of a perfectionist, do you think he would have settled for second best ? It's a shame because there are millions of women who think like you, probably because of masculine marketing campaigns. Men love boobs and bums, and for the skinny women, we love you too. I fell in love with my wife's eyes and smile, the rest was just a bonus, in 60 years time the rest will just be a memory but I hope to be still staring into her eyes.
Jimbob - It's ironic that we do not congratulate those who have maintained their weight all their lives however we praise those who have stuffed their face and sat on their bums for years then decided to do something about it. I still think you deserve the praise and even if it is a few years ago, it's was a great achievement.
Weedy you tart ! You can't compare yourself to another runner (unless you've beaten them). I bet the 300 other runners who finished behind you think they are endurance athletes. Sometimes you're a right Wally.
HiaHS - Congratulations on the London place. There's 2 weeks between Paris and London in 2015?
KS - No intention running Lyon although it's a beautiful city. You should PM TP, if she hasn't done it I'm sure she has friends who have. They are changing the route this year, don't know if it is to improve the marathon route or to incorporate the 10k and semi races. The route hasn't been published yet.
I was looking at the Comrade results, Clement Mofokeng was the last person to cross the line when the gun went off, I think he's going to change his name to Lucky Mofoker. Derek Jeffers, 72 years old, started 5 minutes after the cock crowed however finished 3 minutes after the gun. Running 89km in 11h58m and recording a DNF. Rules are rules but it seems very hard.
I was looking for fun facts about the race and came across a fact sheet far from amusing, it explained the various conditions and injures which often occur during the race. Although being eaten by a lion wasn't one of them, sun stroke, cramp, dizziness, blisters are very common. A runner loses between 3-5kg of weight. 35% of the starters do not finish and 20% entered do not even start. It puts in perspective the hardship of the race and how well deserved your medals are. Congratulations to both of you.