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SportJimmie Johnson readies for different kind of race - the Boston Marathon

16:35  15 april  2019
16:35  15 april  2019 Source:

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— Jimmie Johnson (@ JimmieJohnson ) October 1, 2018. Although most runners have to qualify for the Boston Marathon , Johnson received a He said he also lost a month of quality training because of three different injuries — including to his calf — along with a fever and “some kind of throat and

— Jimmie Johnson (@ JimmieJohnson ) February 12, 2019. Johnson said he was watching the Boston Marathon on TV in 2013, the year of the Johnson is hardly the only NASCAR driver in this kind of exceptional shape. 2010 Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray, 42, and Landon Cassill, 29

Jimmie Johnson readies for different kind of race - the Boston Marathon© Twitter: @JimmieJohnson Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson knows plenty about training, about pace and about racing. He is a seven-time champion and 83-race winner at the sport’s highest level, after all.

But Johnson will apply those same principles that helped him develop into one of NASCAR’s all-time greats to a different kind of course — the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon.

Considering one of the most prestigious marathons in the world, Johnson has been training for today’s race for months. An avid fitness buff, he already ran a half-marathon at Daytona Beach, Florida, earlier this season during Speedweeks.

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— Jimmie Johnson (@ JimmieJohnson ) April 10, 2019. And in March he responded to another user writing that training for the marathon was not taking Jimmie Johnson talks with Michael Waltrip about his personal motivation to represent NASCAR in the Boston Marathon . Go get 'em Monday

- Jimmie Johnson has a lofty goal for the Boston Marathon : completing the grueling 26.2-mile course in less than three hours. The seven-time Cup Series And he doesn't expect it to be just a Monday stroll. "As long as I stay healthy and I can keep that [training] volume up, I think I'll have the kind of

“It’s not like I’ve not run before, but to increase the volume and the daily miles required — it’s crazy what you put your body through,” Johnson told the Associated Press. “I’m enjoying this taper right now. But honestly, I’ve loved the experience and enjoyed all the pain and suffering that comes with it.”

Today’s Boston Marathon, which is always run on Patriots’ Day, begins at 9 a.m. ET. You can watch along on NBC Sports Network, and bookmark this link as well as we track Johnson’s progress throughout the day.

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