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How I Ran a 2:40 Marathon

A comprehensive guide to running your best marathon

From Carolyn M. Dimmick in Connect Savannah

In November of 2018, I stepped on the line of the marathon, thinking that I was screwed — I really needed to go to the bathroom, but the line was way too long. It was going to be a long, and horrible race.

However, once I got off the line, the adrenaline started pumping. My need to go to the bathroom…




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