George Oliver Cracks 3-Hours For The First Time

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer, George Oliver of Hopedale, MA, customized his plan for this year’s Chicago Marathon determined to crack the 3-hour barrier. His PR coming into the race was 3:01:58 set this past May. After running nine marathons in the past three years he’s managed to very impressively chip his way down from a 4:09 debut.

After the race George emailed us, “I am thrilled as I ran a PR by 5 mins and broke through the 3hr mark. The plan you put together worked well…particularly I felt the workouts in the plan prepped me well.┬áThank you so much for your support and helping me achieve a personal goal.”

George’s official time was 2:56:48. More impressive was how he paced himself. He ran almost perfectly even the entire race with a half split of 1:28:00. Full results.