If Sammy Wanjiru can still be happy after running 1:41 slower in the 2nd half of the Chicago Marathon, then there's no reason for me not to be happy with my 1:26 positive split in Berlin. But again, he has all the reasons to be happy. At the age of 22, the guy has ran 4 marathons, won all 4 of them, ran a record in each of them (3 course records and olympic games record), and received $100,000 bonus for one second. Impressive!
Speaking of impressive, my Dutch female friend Inge Van Bergen ran an impressive race at the Eindhoven Marathon on Sunday. She ran a personal best of 2:44:07 placing 4th overall and was the 1st female Dutch runner. It was a huge PR for her and great acheivement considering she was injured most of the Spring season. Looks like my fellow Dutch training partners and I are going to have some cake and coffee from Inge after tomorrow night's track workout. Oops, I actually still have to bring my share for acheiving a PR in Berlin.