79. Running a Marathon

Cloze Test

Philip is going to run a marathon, which about 26 miles. Philip has always been good fast at running. He knows how to keep good pace. He is always the fastest one his track team. In fact, many of his are sure that he is going to run in college. Philip decided to run a marathon raise money for charity. The charity was for cancer. Philip's mom died of breast cancer, so cause was important to him.

Philip practiced running to the marathon. He started off by running miles, then 12, then 20, and finally, 26. had practiced for three months. On the day the marathon, Philip felt ready. He wore a tank top and running shorts. He also wore lucky red socks. Philip went to the marathon. stood at the starting line and wished the participants good luck. Philip started running. He felt good about himself. Running was like a roller , which was full of ups and downs. The was always really good because he was highly . The middle was harder because he got more .

During the middle of the marathon, he smelled bad. He wondered who it came from. He that people who were running passed him really . He smelled his armpits. It was him. He forgot to put deodorant on.