Stefaan Engels

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Comrades Training Stats:

  • Race Date: Sunday May 29th 2011
  • Race Distance: 89km
  • Training Km's Target (Jan 1st to May 28th): Lots
  • Training Km's Actual: 60

Things are getting back to normal, whatever that is. I've got lots of things on my "to do" list and it's time to start ploughing my way through them. However, the first bit of ploughing was the drive way. We had a good dump of snow this week and I didn't want to get reported by the "Side Walk" police for not clearing the pavement. I started shovelling the white mud and then felt a pain in my back so I stopped. I'm going to use solar power to finish the job.

I've been looking at my Comrades Marathon training program and I'm way behind. I should have put in 239km's in January and I did 40km. Oh dear. I had better pick up the pace if I want to complete the 89km's in 12 hours. Outdoor training's been tricky with the wacky weather we've been having so it was time to jump on the treadmill. The last time I ran on the moving mat was in 2009 but it was fun putting in 10km while watching the Rangers vs Celtic cup tie.

On Feb. 5th 2011 Stefaan Engel, a 49 year old man from Ghent, Belguim completed 365 marathons in a row. Not only that, he started on Jan 1st 2010, did 18 marathons and was injured. He then used a wheel chair and did another 18 marathons. In total he completed 401 marathons in a row. Futhermore, in 2008 he completed 20 Ironman triathlons and holds the Guiness book of records for the most in one year. People said that running 250 marathons in one year was crazy, well, in that case Steffaan is mega-crazy. Nice one mate!

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes (Spider's)

Q. What does a spider do when he gets angry?
A. He goes up the wall!

Quote of the Day

"The world's greatest lie is this: At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate."

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Stefaan Engel, mega-crazy marathon runner


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