WALFERDANGE — For the ninth year in a row, a Luxembourg man has just missed the deadline to sign up for the annual ING marathon.
“Unbelievable,” the 41-year-old corporate lawyer was heard saying on Wednesday, sitting in front of his computer with his credit card set out in front of him.
“I’d entered all my details, and I was on the verge of clicking confirm when a message popped up saying it was too late,” he later explained. “Oh well, it must be a sign. I’ll do it next year, and that way I’ll have more time to research the best pair of running shoes.”
The man’s friends say that every year he swears he’s going to do the half-marathon, going so far as to try to recruit others into joining him and calling them lazy when they refuse. This year, he even downloaded a proper training program and claims to have already started upping his intake of carbs, but the friends say that appears to consist mostly of increased beer consumption.