2014: Boston, Chicago
2015: Tokyo, London, New York
World Major Marathon Finisher: Calvin Lau
(On coming Sunday, we organise a sharing session on Six Major World Marathons and invite 5 elite runners who has finished all six.)
To finish six Major Marathon has been my goal since a long time ago. The first one I challenged was Berlin which I ran with my friends. The scenery of the route was mainly residential area and some roads.
The most unforgettable one is Boston Marathon, runners around me were really fast. The first few km was downhill road and I followed the pacing of other fast runners. And then there was turns and uphill road, the landscape, cheering and music, all mixed together, as loud as thunder. That was 2014 when terrorist attack happened.
Six marathons have different characters and landscape. For me, that is more than a jounery, it is a landmark of my running life. I have trained a lot in order to run a good time.
The atmosphere of major marathons are great, you can run with other foreigners. You can feel the vivid power and influence of the race. I have learned how to be tough and push myself, not to give up.
To finish all six races supposingly was an unreachable goal for me, but I could do it by paying much effort. That is the most memorable experience in my life.