Congratulations to Stefaan Engels, 49, who has just completed his 365th marathon finishing in Barcelona, having started a year ago on the challenge in his native Belgium.
Hats off to you Mr Engels, as an aspiring Marathon runner full of excitement and trepidation about tackling my first, the idea of running one every day for a year is a truly astonishing achievement that words can hardly justify. I'm planning to try and run 1,000 miles in 2011, this momentous run was over 9,500!!!
In his own words:
"I don't regard my marathon year as torture. It is more like a regular job. I am running just as Joe Average goes to work on Monday morning, whether or not he feels like it. I don't always feel like running, but when I am done, I take a shower, have some physiotherapy for an hour and that wraps up my day." Stefaan
I hope Mr Engels will not mind me quoting him from his website, but I think his words sum up what a wonderful achievement this is and why he did it far better than my random typing could ever do...