After months of Star Wars R2D2 Santa is this enough shirt. So while it wasn’t as contrived as today’s event it certainly wasn’t a pure race as you would see in the Olympics for example. Peace from 254Phil Stark My understanding was it was an official meeting event. We needed a few more people running who normally drop metres behind him coz they cannot keep up, the 42 who ran do not count, maybe blazing sun to add to the conditions. It was pretty well publicised as being the point as well so I’m surprised you didn’t get it. Andrew Stubbs A human being just ran a marathon in under 2 hours, something previously thought impossible.