/1/ Marathoning is a mass event. Tens of thousands of participants – ranging from rank amateurs to elite professionals – compete in the same event. Many of the participants are in their 30s or 40s or above. Many are middle-class. /2/ Marathoning is an urban event. The courses wind past city landmarks and urban peripheries….

Hello, Eindhoven Marathon

Running is about getting a good time and improving. My time today in Eindhoven was not what I was aiming for: it was more or less eight minutes slower than the time I had set as a target. Of course, perhaps because I talk too much or had too much confidence I had mentioned this…

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