THIS RACE Su---!!!!! (General Comments)|
A Runner from Bangkok (7/3/01)
I ran this race in 1999.
Here is why you do not want to run this race.
(1) Over 26.2 mile in one of the densely populated cities in the world, I saw maybe 10 spectators, mainly people who just happened to be waiting for a bus....which brings me to my next comment...
(2) The course is not completely closed to traffic. YES, you have to share the road with buses, taxis, etc.
(3) EXTREME Humidity. The race starts at 5am, and I was already sweating like a pig.
(4) VERY POOR race organization. Upon arriving at the first aid-stop, they still did not have water poured into cups. There were not enough water stations. They should have water every mile due to the extreme humidity.
To give you some example about the low quality of this race, the course record is 2;28, which was set by a Japanese guy who ran 2:11 the previous year. I would only advise you to run this race if you are one of those crazies who wants to run in the most countries possible.
Enjoy the sweating....