Marathon of world-class caliber (about: 2004)|
G. H. from Toronto, Canada (5/17/04)
4-5 previous marathons
| 1 Mississauga Marathon
For an inaugural race, organizers and volunteers alike delivered a race worthy of world-class designation.
As with any experience in life, ultimately, it is what we make of it. Having done 5, I realize that running a marathon however, how much better of an experience it becomes hinges on a few (albeit small) details that one has no control over. It is on these fronts that the Mississauga Marathon exceeded my expectations. Namely, consistently, at every 2K, water/aid stations, fuel-replenishing gels at 24K and 34K as advertised, road marshals at all key junctures of the race and most importantly, a truly beautiful course of both urban sprawl and park-like settings. The race finishes appropriately on beautiful Lake Ontario.