I was due to do a slow 21K in about 2:2X but I met some guy at 12K and ended up doing it in 2:08. He told me I have power and gave me a few tips. I was meeting him at about 8:30am yet he had been running since 5 am. That sounded like he had been running forever. He was doing his last long run before Sotokoto on 8th July. He was fast and strong. And he was not taking any water! He was surprised that I could run with water - I was carrying a 500ml bottle. He said that even if he runs with a cell phone, it becomes heavy and he throws it away! He said he only drinks water after the race is done. That water slows him down.
Wow. Imagine running for more than three hours!
He really pushed me especially towards the end. And when he told me to give it the last kick, he said No: don't use your energy. Just use your legs and arms. That was quite something.