When I think that the vast majority of marathon runners can't cover a flat course in 2:36, I'm left truly humbled. I once stood at the base of Moby Dick Center while a friend thrashed and dangled for over two hours. Finally topping out, he lamented, exhausted: "People can run a marathon in less time!"
Am I missing something here?? When I did the Nose with The Iron Monkey in 1991 we did it in 48 hours exactly, which is 2 days.. 2:00.0.. Nothing against these youngins, but 2:36.45??? What's the big deal??