The Olympics are done for another four years.
Here’s a physical challenge for those of us who have spent the last two weeks (or the last two years!) sitting on our behinds urging others to go faster/higher/stronger…
How long do you think it would take you to run 400m?
Just one lap of an athletics track.
Why not try it out this week.
Go as fast as you can.
Here is a target time to aim at:
Nick Willis ran the last 400m of his 1500m final race for bronze in just 54 seconds.
If that sounds too hard (and, without wanting to be unkind, it will be FAR too hard for most of us), how about this:
Catherine Ndereba of Kenya and Zhou Chunxiu of China, who got the silver and bronze medals respectively in the women’s marathon completed the last 400m of their race in about 1 minute 16 seconds.
If even that feels beyond you keep in mind they had run over 40km prior to starting that final lap.
What’s your best time?