Runner beats the odds at his first marathon.
Just three months after representing the U.S.A. in the 1500 and 5000 meters at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Chaz Davis made his marathon debut at the California International Marathon (CIM) this month in Sacramento, Runner's World reports.
Davis only had about six weeks to train since he had just returned from Rio. He should have been running 70 to 93 miles a week. Instead he alternated between 20-mile long runs, two-mile repeats, 200-meter repeats, and some shorter, easier runs.
His time of 2:31:48 set a new American record for the T12/B2 visual impairment category, and was faster than Paralympian Gold Medalist El Amin Chentouf’s 2:32:17 finish in the Paralympics by 29 seconds.
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