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Spaniard breaks Great Wall Marathon record

Updated: May 19, 2007, 3:06 PM ET
Associated Press

KUAIHUOLIN, China -- Running the Great Wall Marathon wasn't so tough after all.

At least not for Salvador Calvo, who trains relentlessly over the mountains near his home in northern Spain.

"For me, the hardest part was running the flat ground here, running on asphalt," said Calvo, who set a course record Saturday of 3 hours, 23 minutes, 10 seconds. "The wall was easy for me because it's the kind of training I do at home."

Calvo's time was sensational, coming in one of the world's ...

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