Originally posted on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 1/8/12
During an incredibly busy offseason, three Miami Marlins staff members found time to train literally for a marathon and a half. President David Samson, general manager Michael Hill and equipment manager John Silverman on Sunday completed Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge at Disney. What distinguishes this event? It entails running a half marathon on Saturday (13. 1 miles) followed by the full 26.2-mile race the following day. Ouch. All three ran the half in 2:28:55 and finished the full in 4:56:01. Samson, 43, Hill, 40, and Silverman, 60,  all have other marathons on their resume, and Samson a few years back completed an Ironman event in Kona, Hawaii. Training for the Goofy event, according toLee Hoedl’s plan, lasts 16 weeks. During that time, runners will have logged 559 miles leading up to the races. Include both events and that’s a tick under 600 miles in 16 weeks. I repeat: Ouch. Congrats to Samson, Hill and Silverman on their accomplishment. Ultramarathon, anyone?
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