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The Twin Cities Marathon

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Kansas city,Mo,United States

Member Since:

Sep 10, 2013



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

Kansas city marathon 10/19/2019 3:29:XX

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 11/5/2017 3:21:10

Christie Clinic Illinois Aprin 25 2015 3:23:59

The twin cities marathon 3:28:xxx Oct 5 2014

IMT Marathon Des Moines Iowa 3:25:23 October 20 2013

nebraska national gard mrathon 3:26:27

Prairie Fire Witchita Kansas Marathon 3:43 October 14 2012

Salt Lake City Utah Marathon 3:45 April 2013

SD Rock and rolle Marathon 3:52 June 201

Up coming races:



Short-Term Running Goals:

2020 wish list:

Do not get injured. No hero business listen listen and stop if it hurts

Never more than 3 days off running. Enough with the excuses

Run and finish at least one marathon in 20120. If not Jogg one

Watch what I put in my body. I'm not 40 anymore

Long-Term Running Goals:

50 marathons in 50 states. Help my kids fall in love with running. 


Married with two children. 9 years old boy and a 11 years girl. I was  born and raised in Sudan Africa. Moved to the us at the age 19 to go to school where I met my lovely wife. 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 16.11 Month: 56.41 Year: 550.66
GTS 13 Gray Lifetime Miles: 688.25
GTS 13 Blue Lifetime Miles: 75.20
GTS 13 Blue OLD Lifetime Miles: 598.21
Daisy Lifetime Miles: 27.00
Gravity III Lifetime Miles: 103.20
Race: The Twin Cities Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:28:41, Place overall: 1112
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

what did I learn today:

How well my training goes does not guarantee a great time on race day.

know my type of weather, course, and adjust my goal. (35 degrees with windshield that made it feel like 32 degreea) is not my type of weather.

If I'm going to follow a pace group I will line up close to them because slow runners will block you until they are out of sight.

When you are meeting a friend at a big race (Matt 5467) agree on a place to meet before hand. I was looking to meet with matt from this blog. Cant wait to see how you did. 

I was freezing and shaking trying to line up on the right spot to start the race (thanks to Beth driving and helping me to stay warm). Did not warm up until mile 4 and never felt loose until mile 11. Beth tried to get my attention twice during those miles but I had no idea. This how tired and uncomfortable I was with cold wind. I love tough races I seem to get better the following training cycle.

special thanks to my wife and race coordinator without her I would miss all of my races for one reason or another.

thanks to everyone on this blog for your support.



From jtshad on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 13:57:36 from

Great race in tough conditions.

From Yasir on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 14:38:26 from

thanks Jtshad sorry about all with winning about the weather. I was rasied in the desert this was a little too much.

From SlowJoe on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 14:56:20 from

Hard to get the muscles warm in the cold. Great race regardless and nice pictures!

From allie on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 15:10:24 from

i was watching the race online and it looked very cold. all of of the spectators were bundled up in winter gear!

great job on your race. it's tough to get going in the cold, especially when you aren't acclimated to it. you ran well.

great photos, and nice job to your wife for being an awesome race coordinator. :)

From Derunzo on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 15:19:07 from

Way to get it done Yasir! Nice race.

From Kam on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 15:32:49 from

I love the pictures. Man, it looks like a cold one. Sub 8 pace is a great result!

From Tom K on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 19:25:06 from

Man, you look serious in that last picture! Great race! Well, done, Yasir.

From Yasir on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 07:21:22 from

SlowJoe- I agree next time I might do some strides.

Allie- some runners bought blankets to the start line and they were from MN.

From Yasir on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 07:23:25 from

thanks Derunzu.

Kam Beth took all the pics she is good at that but thank you.

From Yasir on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 07:27:11 from

Tom- I wanted to get the Hick out the cold but Beth is taking pictures junkie.

From I Just Run on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:02:27 from

Nice job Yasir! That is a respectable time and I sympathise with you on the cold. I have a very narrow range of comfortable running temperatures. Keep up the good running and you're going to be dropping that PR quickly!

From Matt Schreiber on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 09:04:30 from

Nice job Yasir. It may not have been as fast as you were hoping, but it's nice to know when you're muscles are tight you can go run a marathon under 3:30. Way to muscle through those gills at the end. ;) Wish I could be met up with you. Apparently I had NO idea how hard it'd be to find someone in that size of a crowd. Safe travels!

From Jake K on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 13:09:16 from

Nice run Yasir. It's tough to run your best when you are really cold, but you were still in range of your best marathons. Solid.

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