Don’t Train for a Marathon?

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Well, this baffles me… not that I don’t think some may just be super fit and able to take the pounding over 26.2 miles. However, I’m sure just about every expert out there will highly recommend a Marathon Training Program to properly prepare for this sort of a distance. Yet, the BBC is reporting that John and Edward Grimes claim to have completed the Los Angeles marathon without training. Interesting, here’s a snippet of the article with full link at the bottom.

“London Marathon entrants have a month of training left for what’s seen as one of the greatest feats of human endurance. Yet Irish twins Jedward claim they completed the Los Angeles marathon without any training. So is it possible to run one on a whim?

For most runners, a marathon is not just 26.2 miles of physical endurance – it means months and months of arduous, painstaking preparation.

Typically, those signing up commit to long periods of meticulous planning, a careful diet and a regimented programme of progressively longer runs.

And yet those limbering up for the London Marathon on 22 April can be forgiven for feeling galled by Irish pop singers Jedward – aka John and Edward Grimes – who claim to have completed the Los Angeles marathon on a whim, straight off a flight and with no training.”

[via BBC]

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