Two-friggin’-twenty-fourOctober 1, 2006
My official gun time was 2:24:00, I believe, while the chip time was 2:23:59. It hardly matters when the goal was 2:22:00. I placed 13th; masters runner Mbarek Hussein successfully defended his overall championship title, running 2:13:52 this year, while Ryan “Ready for a Course Record” Shay placed 3rd in 2:14:58. Marla Runyan clocked 2:32:17 to lead the women.
I may add a long-winded introspective analysis later but wanted to post the bad news now in case anyone was curious.