Because Memorial Day weekend the family celebrates Ken’s birthday, Doug, their mom, and Ken’s sons made the trek to Connecticut to celebrate together. Ken‘s training plan called for a very long run on Saturday, so the the training partners and brothers did an 11 mile run to make sure Ken’s plan was on schedule. Always looking for the next race, Doug’s birthday present was registration for Mondays 5 mile road race in Norfolk, CT! The brothers used the Millerton rails to trails new extension for their 11 mile test run which Ken ran in perfectly paced miles. Doug had a hard time walking afterwards, as well as the day after. Nevertheless, they lined up for the noon time start in Norwalk, Connecticut. The brothers lined up in pods to start the annual 5 mile. Race director Will Graustein noted that as Doug got to the starting late, he’d have to start in the very back. The Greystone Race timing folks had a wonderful rolling course set out with plenty of smiling volunteers, water, biomarkers, and treats after the finish line. It was a straight up hill run the last 400 meters to the finish, and Ken had one of the best kicks seen that day. While Doug got in a few moments before his brother, Ken had the best kick of the day and completed the course well under his 42 minute goal. Furthermore, Ken‘s two sons, wife, dog, mom and brother were all the finish line to cheer him on & wish him a healthy, happy birthday. Ken’s age, 57, was also his official race number! The Landau boys then went to lunch, and drove to New Jersey, after they dropped off their 85-year-old mom in New York City.
As the Boston Marathon has been rescheduled to Columbus Day weekend, October 11, 2021, Doug Landau and other family members hope to be in Boston to cheer Ken on as he participates and raises money for project Jumpstart.
- Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Since 1993, we’ve trained more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of over 123,000 preschool children nationwide.In Kansas second marathon, in New York City where the brothers were interviewed, he ran a four hour marathon, which is his goal this fall. Frankly, Doug Landau says, is it a win. Landau the older Landau admits, even if I could finish her marathon these days, I’ll be horrible a number of weeks. I think I will stick to sprint triathlon’s, five keys in 10 keys