Seven times NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson completed the Boston Marathon on Monday at. 3:09:07 a day and a half after coming 1
Johnson had number 4848 as a tip on hat to his car number – 48 – and ended his 40- to 44-year-old age group at 641.
The 43-year-old tweeted afterwards that "it was the most challenging I ever did . "
Johnson hoped to break 3 hours, but said he was happy with the result.
"I wanted to compete, so I went out with heart rate and time in mind. I came up a little short, but still to do it well, yet to be so low in the three years, I am very happy with that," told NASCAR.com that he had said.
Johnson had previously completed a 70.3-mile triathlon and has his views on entering the 140.6-mile Ironman Triathlon one day. He often responds to alleged Twitter fans who tell him to concentrate on driving, given the downturn in his track performance in recent years.
He couldn't care less about them on Monday when the American distance ran well Meb Keflezighi placed a painter's medal around his neck.
"It was so cool," he tweeted.