This morning, I had the pleasure of running the Muir Woods marathon with Daniel Brome. You may have seen in a previous post that Brome signed up for this basically on a whim and trained for 2 weeks.
The Muir Woods Marathon has 4.5K feet of elevation gain, which would be tough for anyone, let alone someone running their first marathon after signing up a few weeks before.
I was expected something in the 5 hour range. Brome blew my mind and ran 3:45 and finished top 10!!! This must be the finest athletic achievement since Abebe Bikila won the Rome marathon barefoot in 1960.
Ladies and gentleman, a sub 4 hour marathon is fantastic. It is even more impressive when it is someone's first marathon. It is incredible when run on a trail marathon with tons of climbing. With the minimal training, I don't even know what to call this.
Brome's achievement has inspired me to create the BTR Hall of Fame, with Brome being the first inductee. Congratulations my friend. It was an honor running with you.
I'm going to turn it over to Brome to recount his tale of glory and victory.