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Well, I don’t know how fast he can really be with all of that gear on, but if he took it off at this point, after all that weighed-down training, he’d give Kenyan marathoners the proverbial run for their money.
Joseph Tame has long been known for his innovative and, let’s face it, outlandish convergence of sport and technology when he runs and tweets the Tokyo Marathon every year covered in iPhones, iPads, various measuring tools, MacBooks, diesel generators, solar panels, and all the while walking stray dogs he picks up at the humane society on his way there. OK, I’m joking about the last few (I think), but he does carry a heavy load.
Now Joseph is working with Nike to engage the rest of us to force (?) him to run all over town while drawing a picture using GPS. Run Like Me is a Facebook app that counts all of the likes people give him, and converts them into 100 meters each.