Wolves X-C Legend THE Brady Turner toed the line today for the 115th running of the Boston Marathon. Despite perfect conditions and a huge tailwind, Turner was unable to match strides with winner Geoffery Mutai and his world best 2:03:02 clocking.
Turner was in a hole early passing 5 km in 21 and change about 7 minutes behind the leaders. Things unravelled rapidly from there as he hit 10 km in just over 42 minutes and then half way in 1:34. Just when you’d think he was hitting rock bottom, he proceeded to dig deeper … so deep that further splits and his final time will not be revealed … Google it if you really need to know.
We caught up with Turner by e-mail and he offered the following analysis: “Stomach issues, didn’t have much of an appetite all wknd, forced some pasta down the night before but then felt horrible. Did a lot walking today, I was ready to be done by mile 7. Oh well what can ya do. Boston won that round but I will be back!”
In an unprecedented move, Wolves coach Bill Corcoran declined to comment. Instead, he mumbled something about “taking the high road” and “not kicking a guy when he was down.”
At this point, the eagerly awaited Corcoran-Turner re-match over the marathon distance is on hold pending contract negotiations. It is hoped that the two may go head-to-head in New York in 2012.