Dawn Patrol - Breaking2

Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors, Hallmark Properties BK3207357

Heart pounding, legs screaming and feeling sick to my stomach, I round the corner of the Mexico pavilion at EPCOT.  I know that I am near the end of the Disney Marathon and that it will soon be over.  Another marathon in the books.  This won’t be a world record or even a personal best but, at least I know I stretched my limits to finish.

The finish line in sight and despite the urge to toss my cookies on Pluto’s outstretched paw that is hanging there to give me a high five, I cross the finish line exhausted and ready for a cold beer and some wings.  A medal is placed around my neck and I limp back to my car for the ride home.  My time 4 hours and 34 minutes.

In May of last year three men, professional marathoners, Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese and Lelisa Desisa made a brave attempt sponsored by Nike to break the 2-hour mark for a full marathon. 

That is 26.2 miles.  Doing the math to break the barrier of 2 hours even if by 1 second they must average a 4 ½ minute mile. 

The fastest that anyone has run a marathon was done by Dennis Kimetto with a time of 2 hours 2 minutes 57 seconds in 2014 at the Berlin marathon. The fastest man in the group of three is Eluid Kipchoge and his personal best is 2 hours 3 minutes and 5 seconds in 2016 at the London marathon

As you can imagine playing at that level, to shave off even a few seconds requires an attention to detail.  Fine tuning diets, biometric measurements of the bodies efficiencies and where to make small tweaks to squeeze every bit of power and endurance from these athletes.

Watching this documentary is inspiring even if you are not a runner.  Seeing these men stretch their limits reminds us that we all have barriers in life that we must all work hard to break.  Whether it be financial, emotional or in our business life.

I urge you to stretch your limits every day, even just a little bit.  Reach out, take a chance.  Remember it is better to have tried and failed than to never try at all.

So, did any of these men break the two-hour mark?  Watch for yourself on the National Geographic Channel.  Search Breaking2.

I’m curious, what barrier can you break today?  Email me at rex@otownsuperhero.com

I look forward to hearing from you.  


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Comments (9)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

WTG !!! I think the most I've ever run is about 10 miles ! Too late now for me to attempt even a 10k (LOL).

Jan 23, 2018 05:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rex, me either, marathans are not in my future, but the number of listings going on the market - I may break my record.   Great job! 

Jan 23, 2018 05:45 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Rex and Welcome to the Rain where we all help each other and learn from each other.


Jan 23, 2018 09:11 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Rex,
My favorite part:
"I urge you to stretch your limits every day, even just a little bit.  Reach out, take a chance.  Remember it is better to have tried and failed than to never try at all."

Jan 23, 2018 10:20 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Welcome to Active Rain.  Great first blog.  I enjoyed the picture you painted of  "tossing cookies on Pluto's paw".  

Jan 23, 2018 02:34 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Rex Hunter welcome to ActiveRain, and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog on this site.

Jan 24, 2018 01:21 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Rex Hunter, Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first blog post.  This is a great place to meet and interact with awesome professionals. I probably couldn't run a marathon in 20 hours much less 2!

Jan 26, 2018 06:20 PM
Jason Boone
Duke Warner Realty - Bend, OR
Principal Broker, CRIS, RENE, SRS, PSA

Welcome to ActiveRain, I wish you the best of success!

Jan 31, 2018 08:02 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.

Feb 11, 2018 11:34 PM