We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.

Emil Zátopek

A marathon is a race and a distance. For the race, we know what it takes: months of training and passion. The distance is – oddly – more ethereal, either 26.2mi or 42.195km; be light our ruler, the race would be traveled by a photon in 141μs.

[About me] The catchphrase sums it up pretty well: I am a physicist, who, after running the Brooklyn Half-Marathon of 2008, fell in love with the sport. So, no professional runner here, and not even a very fast amateur: I just enjoy training and love to compete against myself in the often futile effort of shedding a couple of seconds from my personal bests.