Would you run 26.2 miles without music?


Many, many, many years ago, I made peace with the fact that I’ll never run a marathon. It was an easy decision because I find running excessive distances to be painful and boring. It’s just not for me. I admire people who can do it, though.

The New York Times has an interesting article about a marathon rule that forbids the use of music players in the name of safety and fair competition. Those of you who are destined to run a marathon some day or who have already completed a marathon, I ask you; how would you feel if your digital audio player was either confiscated from you before the race started (and shipped home) or if you were disqualified in the middle of the race for hiding a tiny iPod in a crevice of some type?

Rule Jostles Runners Who Race to Their Own Tune [New York Times]