Location: outside Lucan, Ont., near London
Number of marathons completed: 8 or 9 (he has lost count)
Most memorable experience: Mr. Lamb has a “great history of crashing” at the end of a marathon, as he did at the end of the 2009 Boston Marathon. His legs were “spaghetti” for the last mile and gave out on him at the finish line. “It was actually quite pleasant going into the medical tent. They gave me chips … anything with salt in it,” he said. “I’d do the medical tent again for sure.”
Best advice: Be prepared for anything. “Know how fast you can do the race,” he said. But keep in mind the weather on the day “makes a huge difference” and that is something no one can control.