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Berlin Marathon 2012

Berlin Marathon, 30 September 2012

5 days before the Berlin Marathon, while I was in top shape, I got some nasty respiratory virus. After one night wetting the bed and shivering, I slowly recovered but was coughing real hard.
On the morning of the Marathon, Sunday 30 September, I woke up at 7h00 and decided I was OK.
Outside temperature 6°C, wind 25 kph, in the shade for 2 hours since the course was mainly East-West during the first 20k. I was coughing so often, it was burning so hard in my chest that I was about to give up. And then I stopped coughing. I finished in 4h25, with a 137 bpm average. I resumed coughing 5 minutes after the finish line.
Here is a cut of my videos:

And here are some photos:

 before start in my disposable paper top and pants





5 days after, I was still coughing with a bit of fever, so I started Augmentin plus Mucomyst.

I went to Chicago for our annual Chicago Diabetes Project meeting.

Once back, I was still coughing and still with some fever. I started Clarithromycine. Now I am getting slowly better. I just hope to be able to finish the New York Marathon.

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