Fantastic Race!!!! (about: 2002)|
A Runner from Singapore (10/15/02)
This was a great race. The weather was near perfect for a marathon. The first 1/3 of the course is very beautiful as it winds through the historic center of Munich. The rest of the race is less interesting, but the fantastic crowds kept the runners moving.
The race organization was brilliant. Also, the water and aid stations on the course were top-notch. I've never run a marathon with so much food (banannas, oragnes, apples, energy bars, etc.) available. They were a very welcome 'aid' for the runners as cooler weather causes a bit more hunger during a marathon.
The finish was one of the best I've seen finishing in the Olympic Stadium after passing through the entrance tunnel complete with flashing lights and smoke!
This is one marathon to add to the top of the list!!!