You may remember a few months back the story of Jacob. Jacob weighed over 400lbs and had pledged to run the Boston marathon (to the disgust and dismay of many long-distance runners). He is now over 80 pounds lighter... and has just completed the marathon.
He came last.
Jacob has documented his experiences on his blog.
There were many times during the last 3 miles when I was out on my feet. My body had given out but I just wanted the damn thing to be over.
I'm not ashamed to admit I had tears in my eyes more than once.
It was a battle to be sure.
Jacob arrived at the finish line 9 hours and 40 minutes after starting.