Monthly Archives: October 2013


Following completion of the Chicago and Toronto marathons, Black Lungs Toronto wishes to congratulate all ‘the Black Lungs’ for their successful seasons in which many set new personal bests in the marathon (some by substantial margins) and other distances. Your … Continue reading

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Race end relief

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“To describe the agony of a marathon to someone who has never run it is like trying to explain color to someone who was born blind.” – Jerome Drayton

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Experience something

“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek

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Chicago Marathon: 42.2k@42.2

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What’s coming

“You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.” – Frank Shorter

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Purifications and rites

“Training was a rite of purification; from it came speed, strength. Racing was a rite of death; from it came knowledge. Such rites demand, if they are to be meaningful at all, a certain amount of time spent precisely on … Continue reading

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