I completed my first marathon in September 2013 in Accra, Ghana. I stumbled on running marathons after losing my closest cousin who was outside of the country. It was one of the toughest periods of my life as he died on his Birthday July 16th, 2013 in questionable circumstances. It was extremely tough for me as I did not really have family members around me but I grieved through it and still tear up thinking about him. Rest In Peace Bro.
During my grieving period, I was looking for something to numb my pain distract me, I tried reading lots of John Grisham Novels which I read in the Accra Public Library, It helped a bit as John Grisham took me on a journey with his storytelling with books like the firm et al but it was not enough.
That was how I stumbled in into running Marathons, I ran my first Marathon in Accra, Ghana. I did not have much time to prepare for the Marathon but I finished it in 6 hours plus and it was extremely grueling but like have come to appreciate with marathons. A marathon is like Life itself, ups and down,