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200 Half Marathons Run! by Gregg LeBlanc

As 2020 got underway, I was at 190 Half Marathons tracking to achieve my 200th by April. Running a few in early 2020, I got to 196 by Mid-March. We all know what happened next. Covid shut things down for the rest of 2020 and into 2021.

Once in-person events resumed in the Spring of 2021, it was only a matter of time before I hit 200 after a 15-month delay. The annual Foot Traffic Flat Half is held each year on Independence Day, and it was the race that I earmarked as my 200th half marathon!

The race director and timer both were gracious enough to allow me have bib #200 for the race. Before I started the day, one of my friends suggested that I try to run 2:00 for the race. As a pacer that usually paces the 2:00 group, I accepted the challenge. My wave for the race started at 6:35 and 2:00:01 later, according to my Garmin, I crossed the line. The official time was 2:00:03 which is as close as could be expected.

Having run my first half in 2007, it wasn’t until 2014 that I reached 50, and then picking up the pace, I hit 100 in 2016 before my 150th in 2018. This one was a bit slower due to covid. Time will only tell what lies ahead although you can be assured, I’ll be out running.

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  1. Seeking last-minute Hood to Coast runner. All expenses taken care of. We are the first H2C team with all runners over age 70. Someone had to drop out. Happy to have male or female. We have several fast runners on team–Gene Dykes, Jeannie Rice, Nolan Shaheed–but most are midpack.
    Should be a fun team. We start at 8:45 am this Friday.
    Email me at amburf@gmail.com if you ore someone you know might be interested. Thanks.

    Posted by Amby Burfoot | August 23, 2021, 2:38 am

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