Catching up with Emon Choudhury at the Finish Line

If you’ve been following our social media and news stories, you’ll know that we had some very special participants this year who had a story they were willing to share with us (see here to read the stories in full).

So, it was a privilege to be able to meet some of participants we’d been following other the last few months, especially ‘Race Across the World’ winner and Ramadan runner Emon Choudhury.

We managed to catch Emon in the Event Village before he went to meet his family. Emon ran the adidas Manchester Marathon having not taken on any food or water for the day, and seemed surprisingly fresh and in good spirits considering this! So how did this marathon machine get on last Sunday? Here is what Emon had to say about the his second adidas Manchester Marathon:

“From start to finish the event was amazing. The crowds were incredible – and even the weather was surprisingly good! The crowds egged me on all the way. I loved the whole course but if I had to choose a favourite spot, it would be Deansgate – it was just electric. Also Altringham was amazing, pumping out music and good feelings”.

When asked about his race strategy, having mentioned going out a bit too quickly in our conversation with Emon before the event here, Emon said the following:

‘The start of this marathon is always so exciting and the MC really gets the crowd going! So ok, I may have gone out a little too fast again, but I managed to notice this early on and rein in the pace. All in all, my training really paid off and I managed to just about get the race right this time. I achieved the time I was going which was around the 5 hour mark”.

There is still time to support the Motor Neurone Association, which Emon is supporting on behalf of rugby star Rob Burrows and his family. You can donate to Emon’s cause here:

Make sure to also check out the BBC News coverage of Emon below!


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Congratulations Emon on an amazing challenge, and we hope to see you again next year!