“If you don’t rule your mind, your mind will rule you. That’s the way I think about this sport.” – Eliud Kipchoge.
If you are going to take advice from anyone when it comes to marathon running, the world record holder seems like a good place to begin. On the 16th September 2018, Eliud Kipchoge made the history books as he ran 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 1 minute and 29 seconds. Kipchoge emphasizes the mental aspect involved in marathon running in many of his interviews. With that in mind, the Mankato Marathon was an exciting time for the sport psych club here at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The marathon always proves to be an experience that captivates the entire community with events for people of all ages and levels from the toddler trot to the main event and the club was looking forward to using this opportunity to consult with individuals and help them mentally prepare after their tough physical preparation in the last few months.