Canadian Half-Marathoner Misses Turn, Runs Full Marathon, Wins Race Anyway

Posted: September 26, 2013 by woody in Actual News
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People who run for a living are fucking weird. And I don’t mean weird in the way that I like, I mean weird like normal, weird to weirdos, not the good kind of weird. Meredith Fitzmaurice was competing in the half-marathon division of the Run for Heroes Marathon in Amherstburg, Ontario this past weekend. The plan was to use this race as a tuneup for the Detroit Marathon next month, the race at which she’d try to qualify to run in the Boston Marathon. That was the plan at least, until she took a wrong turn and ran 7 extra miles before she realized she had done anything wrong. In her defense, she claimed she was “in the zone”. Yea prolly. Once she realized her mistake, Fitzmaurice, while running, checked with race organizers to see if she could swap into the full marathon since she’d registered for the half. The race director signed off on the mid-race swap, and Fitzmaurice went on to win the race with a time of 3:11:48. And that time qualified her for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Welcome to fucking Canada people. Where wrong turns end up turning out to be right.



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