Dad (on left) and Mike 16.5 miles into the marathon, looking strong!
Just after this photo was taken my dad started to fade, and fast. He said it took all he had to shuffle along between miles 18 and 20. Mike helped him along those 2 miles while he took in fuel, hydrated and began to catch his 2nd wind. Then it was Mike's turn. Mike's legs and feet began to cramp up. They walked a bit when needed. They finally made the turn on to Boylston. Mike tried to push the pace a bit, but my dad told him don't bother, they were not going to make 4 hours. They crossed the finish line in 4:01:27. A personal best for my dad... his slowest marathon ever! But that's ok. Considering what they endured, that is a great time!!
A couple post race photos....
What's next? Well, they intend to take a week off and then hammer back at it to run a marathon on May 20th. They both need to BQ this year so that they can run with me in 2013!
I am so proud of my dad, and Mike too!!