Saturday, April 16, 2011

Andrew Lemoncello: 'Marathon running is not a 9-to-5 job, it's a 24/7 existence'

London Marathon Brit Andrew Lemoncello follows in the footprints of Olympic legends on his training runs.

He can be found pounding the West Sands beach of Chariots of Fire fame at his childhood home of St Andrews.

This Sunday the Scot aims to take the next step towards emulating the Olympic-medal winning feats of the film's stars Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell.

The leading British male in last year's race, when he finished eighth, Lemoncello has targetted the Olympic qualifying time of 2 hours 12 minutes.

"It is a dream I've always had to run the Olympic marathon," said Lemoncello, who bases himself at altitude in Arizona for most of the year.

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