Running in one of the most beautiful, most friendly cities of the world was an unforgettable experience. Great course that took the runners through all the central parts of the city, with no boring industrial parks nor some open fields. The crowd support was absolutely awesome. The only opportunity for the organizers to improve would(…)
Not a big race but very well organized. Very personable race organizer and crew. Highlight for me was taking a selfie with the legendary Larry Macon, who has run more than 1400 marathons. The weather was hot and humid as you can see from the pictures below
One more weekend. One more state. Rhode Island done towards the 50-state goal. What a great race, with excellent course support and volunteers. Would definitely recommend this race to anyone looking for a race in RI.
Ran the Derby Festival Marathon in Louisville, Kentucky on a rainy day on Saturday Apr 25th. This is 5th Marathon for this year and takes care of State number 36; Highlight of the race was running through Churchill Downs – not on the race track but through the stadium.
What a great city to run a Marathon. 54000 registered runners. Perfect running weather. Great organization. Every water station had banana, orange, and sugar. Excellent crowd support. The medal was stunning. If I knew some French, I would have enjoyed the race even more. This is a race I will probably repeat.
Last year, on the same day (which is incidentally my Birthday), I ran the Rome Marathon. This year, it was Virginia Beach. Great atmosphere and weather. I think this race deserves top-10 rating for the course, pre-race organization, crowd support, course support and most of all, a very cool after-party right at the beach.
This year’s first Marathon outside the country. Malta is considered as one of the top 10 driest countries, but the weather chose to turn wet and windy the day I was there. The organization of the race itself was not exactly top-notch, but the people were very friendly. Not a very big race, with only(…)
First Marathon for this year. The weather was just perfect, and the course seems to have been designed to deliberately avoid New Orleans’ non-touristy areas. This year’s rest of the itinerary includes a lot of international and domestic races. Hoping to stay injury-free. Looking forward to another exciting year…