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Marathon running is not for the faint of heart, but it can be for anyone who wants to work hard, As the Olympics take place in London, get inspired by the Olympic marathoners. Yes, they can train full time and have coaches and massage therapists, etc., but the distance is still 26.2, and all marathoners out there have completed the same distance, whether they do it in just over 2 hours or just over 6 hours. The marathon is a personal race, and anyone who finishes one deserves their medal.
If you are watching the Olympics, don't be intimidated. Be inspired!