was my expression upon learning of Ed's passing. I was looking forward to him crushing further records.
Me too - I yelled "NO!" at the screen. Ed had already set the marathon record for 85-89 (he'd just turned 86) but he still had lots of goals left in that category. He was already planning ahead for 90-94 and we all wanted to cheer him on. :(
I kinda just believed he would run forever. Still, such an amazing life!
There is a tribute to Ed on Sat. April 1 in Toronto. It's an 8.6K run around Mt. Pleasant cemetery in honour of his 86 years and his cemetery training program. I don't usually go to Toronto to run but I may do this one. Organized by JP's Team.
Curious why they picked Toronto? And not Milton?
I'm sure someone will organize a tribute run in his favourite cemetery in Milton too. I wonder if he will be buried there in the place where he spent so many hours running.
The event above is organized by a Toronto-based group so that's why they've picked Mount Pleasant. I've been wanting to do a JP's Team run for awhile so it could be a good opportunity. I'd already been thinking about running through a local cemetery as my own tribute to Ed.