First marathon - Loved it (about: 2003)|
J. V. from Lenexa, Kansas (11/21/03)
I just wanted to say thanks to you and the City of Olathe for hosting the marathon. I loved it. I was looking for my first marathon to enter and the Olathe Marathon was a perfect fit. It was close to home so if the race did not go well for me physically, home and friends would not be far away. Races do not always go that well for 52 year-olds. An additional benefit turned out to be the fans than cheered me on during the race. They were great! The race was small enough my cheering section met me at five different locations. I loved the course and the volunteers did a fantastic job. The Police Department did an excellent job working the intersections. I was pleasantly surprised when my sister from Humboldt, Kansas called me later in the afternoon to congratulate me based on the results that were posted on www.olathemarathon.com. Nice job, extremely quick! Based on my experience in the Olathe Marathon, I intend to return next year and run in other marathons as well. Later in 2003 I ran in the Des Moines Marathon and was successful there, but I still like Olathe the best. See you in '04.