Serpentine Runner Alex Vero has set himself the ambitious target of finishing inside 2 hrs 15 mins in the 2008 London Marathon (and being in the first three UK men). See his website http://www.theroadtobeijing.co.uk/roadtobeijing.htm
for more details.
He has made good progress so far, seeing his half marathon time drop by 20 minutes in the past year, to just over 1 hr 15 mins in February 2007. However, he has suffered some setbacks along the way, including yesterday’s Reading Half, where he finished just inside 1 hour 22 mins.
He is aiming for 2 hrs 30 mins at the Paris marathon on 15th April.
Whether or not he succeeds, his improvement thus far has been impressive.
Does his story inspire you, or does the extravagance and public nature of his ambition in some way belittle the achievements of other runners (even if unintentionally)?