X Runner’s World Magazine
Nick Schollmeier was one runner who didn’t need much prompting. He just needed some caffeine. On the eve of registration day, the 28-year-old schoolteacher from Elim, Alaska (population: 300; distance from Arctic Circle: 135 miles), never went to bed. Too excited to sleep and too worried that he might not get into the race, Schollmeier stayed awake through the darkness playing MLB: The Show on his PlayStation until 5 a.m. (9 a.m. Boston time) when online signup was set to begin.