American runner Jordan Tropf, an expert in marathons, this weekend managed to meet his challenge of finishing three 42-kilometer races on three consecutive days. Also an orthopedic surgery resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, USA, successfully crossed the goals of the Baltimore, Chicago and Boston marathons.
“3/3. I think I’ll take the morning off. Thanks for all the support and congratulations to all the runners who ran this weekend “, wrote Tropf in his account of Instagram. “How fun to be there with all of you! A special thanks to the behind-the-scenes team for making these three days the best! “added the 29-year-old American long-distance runner on his social network.
Last Saturday, October 9, Tropf finished second (out of 1,600 participants) in the Baltimore Marathon with a time of 2:27:23; while on Sunday October 10 he was in the Chicago Marathon, completing his second consecutive 42K in 2h31: 54 and finally, on the last Monday, October 11, the Boston Marathon finished satisfactorily and stopped the timer at 2:32:13.
Tropf told the Boston Globe that the unusual circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a unique situation where these three big marathons were scheduled on consecutive days. “We realized that the perfect storm really exists. “, said. “I couldn’t imagine a better racing series. Boston, mostly because it’s personal, but back-to-back Chicago and Boston are unreal. “
Tropf did 126 kilometers of running in three days with some 2,700 kilometers of transfers. If the accumulated fatigue was not enough, Jordan had on Sunday to add problems with moving to Boston: His flight was canceled and, in order to arrive on time, he had to drive to Detroit to catch another plane that would take him to participate in the oldest marathon of the modern era.