Leaving aside the lack of importance in terms of racing, the eye stands out the social component of the race, and the The grumpy runner cannot refrain from commenting what passes under his eyes.
So, here my DeeJayTen’s bestiary:
The ultra-technologic runner
With 3 devices on the left wrist: a Garmin Forerunner 10, a TomTom Multi-Sport, and a FitBit Charge.
Comparative review or obsession about GPS tracking?
The farsighted runner
Already on the start line (Do you remember? It’s a 10 kilometer!), waiting for the start, he began to ‘suck’ an energy gel.
I found him gasping seated on the sidewalk, around the fourth kilometer.
The (too) motivated runner
Wearing a t-shirt that read:
“Non mi fermo quando sono stanco, mi fermo quando ho finito”
(“I do not stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done”).
He starts the race running at a very high pace, so much so that in a couple of minutes I lose him completely from view.
I meet him again a few kilometers later, lying on the ground struggling with cramps.
As the “motivated runner”, starts at a very high pace, but he keeps it for the whole race. If you have the misfortune to crossing its path, he asks road with fake coughing and sometimes does not mind an elbow in the kidneys to get road.