Sunday, October 7, 2007

Congratulations, Bubs!

It's not official, but Bubs (or the timing chip in his shoe) just passed the finish line in the 2007 LaSalle Chicago Marathon.

05:08:31 (net) @ Finish (unofficial). Pace 11:46. By The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon

Congratulations, Bubs (or Bubs' shoe)!

8 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

WOW that was fast! Way to go, Bubsy!

Johnny Yen said...

That makes sense. When I saw him, he was in the pack that was in a pace to finish in around 5 hours.

I was sweating buckets just standing there waiting to see him. The New York Times reported that this was the hottest day that the Chicago Marathon has ever been run on, breaking a record that was set in 1979. I hope Bubs is enjoying himself somewhere cool, with a glass of something cold!

Bubs said...

I made it to somewhere between mile 21 and 22 when we were told that the race had been ended and we were instructed to walk and not run. I finished the last 4-5 miles walking.

I've never seen so many people taken away in ambulances at a race before, and so many people dropping out and puking. It was tough.

Thanks for posting the results! Interestingly enough, my first marathon in 1999 I finished at 5:06 and had horrible knee problems. It's funny that this time I was just a little slower than that, AFTER WALKING THE LAST 4.% MILES.

My plan had been to improve on my 4:48 time in 2004, maybe to even break 4:30. That went out the window today.

Bubs said...

By the way, I might have a beef with my shoe, specifically the one with the timing chip. He deserves no congratulations.

Chris said...

Bubs, the voice in my head that was reading your comments was oddly out of breath. I talked to a buddy of mine in Chicago. He said it was miserably hot and humid today. Big congrats on actually finishing! That's huge!

GETkristiLOVE said...

Yay Bubs!

I've always wanted to run a marathon - an inspiration!

GETkristiLOVE said...

Was he running with his iSplotchy?!

dguzman said...

Thank goodness. I heart that a runner in some marathon DIED from the heat! Glad you're okay Bubs!