One of Charles' goals has been to run a Boston Marathon qualifying time. To us non-runners, let me explain what this means:
To participate in the Boston Marathon you have to run a certain time.
The time you need to qualify depends on your age.
For Charles' age, he has to run a in a qualifying marathon in 3 hours and 5 minutes or faster*
*and technically (for some reason that I am not very good at explaining), he would actually have to run it a few minutes faster than that to be able to get a spot at the Boston Marathon
Charles is pretty fast, but he had not been able to run that fast.
|People kept walking in front of the camera, so I wasn't able to get a good picture of him ringing the BQ (Boston Qualifer) bell|