Fantastic Marathoners and Where to Find Them


Fantastic Marathoners and Where to Find Them

Illustration: Shruti Yatam/Arré


very marathon ever run has only ever had two kinds of participants – those who registered under guilt, and those who didn’t. The former is a core group of people who mark the entire year by the marathons they will be participating in, to plan the preparation and diet that it will require. These are the guys who will show up on race day with their fitbits and phones all charged up, liquids and food packed. These are the people who know exactly what they are doing. And at most marathons, these people number one in 10.

The other 90 per cent are people like us.