After 3 hours and 50 minutes of pain and a distance of 42.195 meters, I finally managed to cross the finish line of the Munich marathon.
I would like to thank all the people who donated money to my charity, it means a lot to me. It helped me stay focused when I needed it, both during the training and during the race. I really appreciate your support ! All in all, I received 508€ from private donations, but Red Hat, my employer, will contribute with 5000€ to this project. I am really proud to work for a company that cares about communities… not just the open-source ones !
I experienced the famous “down” after the 30 kilometers, I felt my legs hurting, but I also felt boosted by the people cheering us along the track ! There were even people waiving Breton flags. That definitely is the kind of things that motivated me !
It was a great experience and I think I did well for a first time. I did not know really know how to manage my race as I never ran 42km before. I think that I know my body’s reaction to pain a little bit better… and I am confident that I can be faster next time !
Here is a funny picture of me crossing the finish line with a big grin on my face !
Thanks again to all those who donated, you rock !