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…
Ran the last race for the year. 26.2 miles through Memphis, Tennessee. Race number 23 for the year. Shaved 10 minutes off the time from two weeks ago in Charlotte and 40 minutes faster than NYC last month. Best part of the race was each mile marker was assigned an Alphabet and had a poster(…)
Not nearly as big as NYC; and the experience of running with less than 1000 runners was distinctly different than running with 50000+ runners. Felt nice to run in a city I was close to deciding to move a few years ago when I was working for Wachovia (now Wells Fargo); Ran 30 minutes faster(…)
On a cold, windy day, I ran with 50000+ other runners and my son Sravisht “Chevy” Iyer. Not exactly the time I’d ever want to mention to anyone, but the experience was unparalleled. Awesome course, and even more awesome crowd support. Ferry, shuttle, and the start line wait – everything worked perfectly.
I may never be able to do 777 like my son, but I did 333 – 3 marathons, 3 states, 3 weekends !!! Des Moines was a fun race; Small but with a lot of energy and crowd support. Course highlight was running a lap on Drake University track. Was going to do Marine Corps(…)