Excitement, drama, courage - and rumblings of discontent - marked a record year for the world's most infamous race
I've been wanting to know my VO2 Max for years. How hard can I push, though? And does it really matter?
A phone call to New York puts the frighteners on me, and gets me upping my training

February 2023

A quick start and suddenly I was leading the race. Where was everyone else?
A Kenya versus Ethiopia slugfest, with the Ugandans sticking their oar in. Racing at its purest and most dramatic
A week of illness doesn't help inspire, but some other runners were doing some pretty amazing things
I knew I was unlikely to win, but top five was a possibility. Who else was going to be training like me, with a 3,100-mile race in mind?

January 2023

Refusing to get floored by a cold might seem tough, but it's not always the best approach
This week I restarted my strength training regime, complete with crawling, Maasai jumping and hula-hooping
Another day, another failed attempt to go for an early morning run. I’m going to have to crack this enigma soon
After months of talking about it, I finally went out and did a long run around the block
If you haven’t started your 2023 running journey yet, then let’s go and get it. No more delays. It’s going to be epic!