The Nike 10km Human Race was held today, August 31, 2008, around the world at select race venues and wherever Nike iPod+ runners run. You see, their goal was to get as many people in the world to run 10km on the same day. At last count, I saw that over 4 million kilometres had been run by runners all over the world, and I got to be 10 km of those.
They are hyping it as a historic event, but then for those that have no idea it is happening and who are not runners, it means nothing. For me, it is a pretty cool idea and I am glad I was able to run it and be part of running history.
On another note about historic events; my buddy Ken just completed his ride across Canada from Vancouver to St. John's. I think it is historic since how many people have ridden across Canada? Each one should be named somewhere. I think each person that does is a huge motivation to each of us that strive to reach for our dreams.
Congratulations Ken!! I can't wait to hear the stories of hardship and "companionship" when you get back.