Sunday, April 14, 2013

We are hoping for a good "Randalling" at the 2013 Boston Marathon

So, has a prediction contest as to what Glenn Randall will go through the 10k at the Boston Marathon on Monday April 15, 2013. This came about when Randall broke free of the leaders in the 2012 edition of the Boston Marathon and proceeded to gap the field, which included world class runners, leading a lot of people to say "this guy is just trying to get a bit of fame". 

This was nothing out of the ordinary.

What most people that haven't raced against him don't know is that Glenn is no fluke. No, Randall's race tactics are very consistent: he always goes out fast and is often very successful in his tactics.

Just to name a few...

2010 Pikes Peak Ascent
  Randall leading 10 meters into the 2010 Pikes Peak Ascent                         photo:

A half mile into the 2010 Pikes Peak Ascent...look familiar? Christian Murdock/The Gazette

2012 Mt. Washington Road Race
Randall "Randalling it" 200 meters into the 2012 Mt. Washington Road Race, where Team Colorado established their first Team National Championship (note: Max King (the "King"), Sage Canaday (one of us now), Marco De Gasperi (6-time World Mtn. Running Champion), Simon "Gute" Gutierrez, among others, being crop dusted by GR himself)      photo: The beautiful Nora Duane

2012 Boston Marathon (where the term "Pulling a Glenn Randall" became famous)
Randall "Randalling it" at the 2012 Boston Marathon     photo: Randalling Productions

2012 World Mountain Running Championships
Randall showing some tongue en route to a 9th place finish, and first American, at the 2012 World Mtn Running Championships                photo: US Mountain Running

The Boston Marathon falls on a Massachusetts holiday called Patriots' Day, a holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The Boston Red Sox traditionally have a home game which takes place on Patriots' Day during the marathon.

Ask Randall if he is worried about what people would say about his race tactics at the 2012 Boston Marathon and he would just quote the late, great Dr. Suess. "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

We at Team Colorado don't mind at all. Have a great race and give them a good "Randalling" out there!

We are cheering for you Glenn, take it out in 30 flat for the first 10k!!
You can take the Randall out of the Moose, but you can't take the Moose out of the Randall    
photo: Randalling Productions

You can follow Glenn and the rest of the runners at the 2013 Boston Marathon on the live stream. Watch for #35...he'll be out front!

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