Jake’s Journal: Living vicariously through Edward Norton


EdwardNYC NortonNYC As a fan of the movies "Rounders" and "Fight Club," I was obviously thrilled with Garmin's decision to support the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust and its Maasai Marathon team, a group of 30 runners led by conservationist/Oscar nominee Edward Norton and three Maasai warriors, who ran the ING New York City Marathon. As a Garmin employee, I was excited to be a part of such a great global effort by helping the MWCT promote conservation, education and health services within the Maasai community. And as a runner, I was jealous that I wouldn't be running with Edward through the five boroughs of New York, where last year I loved my 26.2-mile tour. Fortunately, there's Garmin Connect to help me (and everyone around the world) feel like I was there with Edward and his Maasai friends.

"What a day. Went great. Did 3:48. Hoped for 3:30 but this course was tough! 14-19 was toughest. 2nd wind, sailed from 20 to end. great fun," Edward wrote on Twitter just hours after the race. Even though I was back home, I was able to relive that tough course and my own second wind thanks to his updates at twitter.com/edwardnorton, where he continues to raise funds and awareness for the Maasai through giveaways and experiences that you can't buy (a few lucky winners met Edward at his post-race party). "Sponsor Dave $34 in the next 14 hrs for a chance to win 2 Garmin watches. Pink and Blue. I'm running in my Garmin," he wrote before the race. And everyone who visits www.maasaimarathon.com sees the link to Edward's Garmin Connect account, where you can find his training runs with Garmin’s Forerunner 405CX and the details for his NYC Marathon. "Just posted my marathon run on Garmin Connect," Edward wrote (yes, he does his own tweeting), "Very cool app. All details mile by mile w/moving Google Map track." Very cool, indeed. So whether you're a fan, a runner or someone who wants to help a great cause, check out www.maasaimarathon.com and give us a shout on Twitter at @EdwardNorton and @JakesJournal.  

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