If you do your research, read 100 books, search 1000 websites, speak to 1,000,000 runners, the theme will be common:that running is a lonely sport, that its the most popular solo sports event since the dawn of time.
What a load of tripe. It is the biggest team event in the world. Where else do you see 55,000 people tie their laces and all run in the same direction with the same goal?
Only one of these people are faster than everybody else and that leaves every body else as equals.
The person at the front is putting in 100% effort. The person at the back is putting in 100% effort. Everybody in between is putting in 100% effort. Therefore every single person there is equal. The only person who isn’t is the one sat at home!
Gaze out from the mirror, don’t stare into it.
Be brave, tie your laces and come and be a special equal.