On Friday morning, I asked Mary Keitany one question. Was the Mary Keitany we would see on Sunday, August 5, in better shape than the Mary Keitany we saw dominate everyone in the Virgin London marathon last April?
Mary looked at me, smiled, and said, ” I think I am a marathoner now. My training has gone well.”
The Shoe Addicts salute Mary Keitany, winner of Virgin London marathon, and a marathoner to be reckoned with on the two loop, championship course that will be London’s Olympic marathon.
Larry Eder has had a 51-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself." Also does some updates for BBC Sports at key events, which he truly enjoys. Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."