Ricardo Chester from Sao Paulo, SP Brazil (Male)
Age on race day: 41
2009 Chicago Marathon - Chicago, IL
This was my 1st marathon
and I finished in 4:12:23.
I decided to run a marathon when I finished my 4th half marathon in good condition.
We have here in Brazil a team called Run&Fun. The guys gave me a 100-day program and I did it.
The best training advice I received was to run thinking about the upcoming race.
The 2009 Chicago Marathon was better than expected. I did it. And I could believe in Santa Claus again.
My recovery was no problem.
Running Gear Recommendations:
A new pair of running shoes.
A new pair of stocks - specialty socks for running are the best.
Spirit of the Marathon
Watch the movie "Spirit of the Marathon" -- before and after the race.
Visit the web site
Tips/Words of Encouragement:
To someone thinking about running a marathon I would say it's possible.
it's for everyone.
Plans to Run Another:
I'm planning to run another marathon because it is one of the best shows in life. It's your show.
For my next marathon, I'll come to the city one or two days before to enjoy the atmosphere of the city a little bit more.
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