Chillag Checks In: Mile Six in Boston

Boston Marathon

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Judging by the Flickr sends, Ian Chillag has reached mile six of the Boston Marathon. He's running along with 1968 champ Amby Burfoot. In a Twitter post at 11:18 a.m., Chillag writes:

"Entering Natick. First cowbell heard. Race has begun."

They're aiming for a comfortable pace of just under four hours. Chillag posted a warning sign, from just past mile five: "That slowing down thing? Not happening. We may pay for this..."



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"Comfortable pace" and "just under four hours" makes this weekend marathoner cramp up just reading!

Sent by Spamboy | 11:38 AM | 4-21-2008

Go Ian! Go Amby! I ran 20 this AM and thought of you both as the miles flew by. My heart pounds with each new post - so exciting! Wishing you both fleet feet and lots of smiles. Take good care - Hallie (aka Ian's sister)

Sent by Hallie | 12:41 PM | 4-21-2008

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