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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Goofy Athletes and Latest on 5K Durable Link to this BLOG
I thank all my friends who have sponsored me to run a 5K race. I have sponsorship for about $1000 and still looking for more. Hospitals don't come cheap, so please consider donating.

But I have a funny story to share. I wanted to be sure that I can actually finish the 5K and ran a  trial run today. I was exhausted at the end, but my wife, who timed me was pleasantly surprised that I took only 14 minutes. We quickly looked up the world record, it was slightly better at 12:37.35.  Just like Ye Shwin possibly couldn't have clocked a time better than Ryan Lochte, there was no way I could have finished 5K under 15 minutes.  The investigation revealed the track was in the shape of '8" and I had completely missed a loop.

Actually I am not the first one. It even happens to professional athletes. There was a marathon runner Frederick Lorz, who ran just half the distance and was declared a winner in the Olympics.


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Last Modified: 8/13/2012 2:16:47 PM

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