Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bairu Blogs About Pizza-Slowed Shamrock Shuffle Win

Simon Bairu took to the streets of Chicago this weekend, winning the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k. On his new website, SimonBairu.com, the Canadian star blogged about the race, stating that the plan for his race was to be aggressive early, and offering some play-by-play. “We hit mile 2 in 9:21 and mile 3 in 14:14,” he wrote. “At this point I was feeling okay but not great, but there were a couple of guys still with me so I decided to make a big push then cruise in home for the last mile. Final time was 23:38.”

Additionally, Bairu capped his visit with a culinary tour that he also described:

The food in Chicago was awesome. On Friday, I went to the historic Berghoff restaurant/bar for lunch and had their famous roast beef sandwich. I also promised myself that I would make sure I hit up some quality Chicago style pizza while I was in town and a couple of friends recommended Pizzeria Due in downtown Chicago. It was easily the best pizza I have ever had; the amount of pizza I ate probably added 10 to 15 seconds to my time but it was well worth it!

You can read the full blog at Simon’s website.

Photo courtesy Loraine Klein, Streamwood Digital.

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