Skip to comments.Collin Jarvis Runs Sub-2:30 in One of the Fastest Marathons Ever With an Ostomy
Posted on 11/14/2019 6:21:51 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Around mile 10 of the Edmonton Marathon in August, Collin Jarvis was faced with a choice. One of the runners in the top pack pulled ahead at a pace that would lead to a sub-2:30 finish. Jarvis knew that he could either continue at a conservative effort with the group or risk hitting the dreaded wall while following the leader to a potential breakthrough.
Just as he had done many times before in his life, Jarvis took the risk: He hung on to finish the race third overall, in a massive personal best of 2:27:30.
Shaving 22 minutes off a marathon PR is impressive for any runner, but the sub-2:30 performance was even more special for Jarvis, who has competed with an ostomy since 2015.
Jarviss run was likely one of the fastest marathons ever run by someone with an ostomy, a surgically created opening (stoma) in the abdomen that allows waste or urine to leave the body. In Jarviss case, the operation was necessary due to complications from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disorder.
It also marked a personal victory for Jarvis who battled his way back from a challenging 2:49:51 marathon debut in Boston two years ago.
It was the ultimate redemption, Jarvis, 28, told Runners World.
The Edmonton Marathon was also a reminder that the dedication to tackle 26.2despite the challenges that come with an ostomywas all worth the effort.
If you dedicate yourself to something, continually work through failure, stay patient, take calculated risks, and trust in the process, you can transcend your self-imposed limitations, Jarvis wrote on Instagram afterwards.
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What’s the record for running with bunions?
Are you talking about speed or pain intensity?
Maybe it would be nice had the article gave us the running time of the winner and runner up.
So he set the world record time and still came in third?
Sounds like the dude had it in the bag.
World record time for marathon runners with an ostomy (formerly known as a colostomy).
Thats so cool that he can do this without having one of those diarrhea while running incidences.
Like another poster said, hes got it in the bag.
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