Tonight I had the opportunity to hear Rick Ball speak at our local Running Room store. Rick Ball broke the marathon world record for a single leg amputee in Boston this year with a 3:01:50. One month later, he went on to break the 10K world record in Ottawa with 37:55.
Rick has only been running for two years and completed his very first marathon one year ago in 3:17.
He has been invited to the Canadian Paralympics Training Camp and will run for Canada at the 2012 Paralympic Games.
He has an incredible story. To learn more, visit his Facebook page.
Knowing that I would be seeing Rick speak tonight [followed by dinner and drinks with some running friends], I had to run my 12K at some point during the day. I decided to break it up into two parts and ran 4K this morning at 6AM and another 8K over lunch. Doubles can be fun!