What makes 1 5，000 men and women take off their jackets on a cold day in April and run for hours or more through the streets of Boston?1 was one of those runners·
The race is called the Boston Marathon.
“I could do that.”I slid.
“No，you couldn’t，Ted，’’my friend Ed replied.
“Want t0 bet?’’I said.That’s how it happened.
I had never run more than eight mnes before，and here 1 was training for over three times that 1ength.I trained hired throughout the winter.Even in gloves，my fingers gusto Cold that they 100ked like red carrots;my nose dine t get warm until lunchtime!
FinaHy，the big day arrived.The weather was cold，with ice and rifling.Bang! The
gun sounded，and we were off.Well，I didn’t really g0 anywhere at first because 1 was tending behind so many people. I had to wait for them to move.It was like being atraffic jam，so I jumped up and down to stay warm.
At first’ the running was easy.The 0ther runners just seemed to pull me along。
somewhere around the 20—mile mark I even caught myself thinking，“This is nothing.
Why did I train so hard?”
That’s when I hit” the wall”.“Thewall”is what marathoners call the point at which your body simply runs out 0f gas.My legs turned to rubber;my arms turned into pieces of wood· 1 was almost falling down. I cant t remember anything about the last five miles of the race.
I kept running though.At 1east，that’s what Ed told me at the finish line.
“YOU 100ked g00d，”he said.“HOW did it feel?”
“Terrific，”I lied. 1 wasn’t going to let him get the last laugh.
63. From the passage we knew that Ted ran in the Boston Marathon just for .
A.fun B.training C.a bet D.money
64.Which one best describes the weather on the race day?
A.Sunny，with a cool wind.
C.C0ld，with snow and ice.
B.Cold，with rain and snow.
D.Cold，with ice and rain.
65. Based on the article，what must someone do to prepare for a marathon?
A. 0ne must be wining to train many hours and put in a lot of miles.
B. One must eat certain f00ds and get plenty of sleep.
C. One must be a very g00d runner t0 train for the marathon.
D. One must be w.1ling t0 eat，sleep，and train many hours a day.
66.“T0 hit the wall” means _________.
A. you hit a wall and hurt
B. your body reaches a point where you think.you can’t go on any more
C. you have no feeling and can’t move
D. your mind reaches a point where it stops working and you can’t continue