Good sushi, peach iced tea (about: 1998)|
S. G. from who knows today (9/10/04)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Okanagan Marathon
I ran this marathon in 1998. I was 11th overall, Noriko Kawaguchi Fr; Japan won that year. 2 miles to go a policeman told us to turn on some street and we were lost for about 5 minutes, then we found the course again and it was too late. She was 10th and then me.
I was upset, but the race was good, met some good people and had the best iced tea I have ever had. Then I carbo-loaded on Sushi at One Man Sushi with 2 blonde ladies. I was hoping to see Japanese people, but no luck. Those 2 ladies fed me well and ordered some white rice just in case. Everyone at my hotel would say, "Good luck, hope you win." My hotel was at the lake - it was big and very nice.
There were some hills and at the end we ran down a small one. I had a fun sub 2:50. If that policeman was not in that location, I know we could have run 2:45.
I like the town and had a good time. Linda took care of me, and I still stay in touch with Noriko Kawaguchi (2:28 woman).