Among the many extraordinary feats he achieved in his lifetime, the one which his fellow runners remember most fondly concerns his shoelaces. He learnt to tie them without stopping during a record breaking 350 mile run in 1987.

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  1. Must say, I’ve heard of this feat being achieved whilst leaving the home of someone else’s wife on several occasions. And sprinting, not just mere running. Although the whole 350 miles might be a tad cautious. Couple hundred usually suffices..

  2. Bloke in Costa Rica

    There was a story about some marathon runner (might have been this bloke) who disappeared halfway through a race, then re-emerged at the back of the pack and steadily moved forward to win the race. Afterwards, it was rumoured that he’d stopped off in a pub en route and had drunk eight pints of bitter and eaten a pork pie. He was quizzed about this and allegedly said, “that’s a bleedin’ lie. I never ‘ad no pork pie.”

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