One of Top 5 Marathons in Country (General Comments)|
A Runner from Colorado Springs, CO (8/26/01)
Like the runner from Colorado Springs (where I now live), I've run all 4 previous AF Marathons and improved my times in each, as did he (3:48, 3:29, 3:18, 3:05). The course takes some strategy, but I believe that is what makes it a great marathon, along with the best medals BY FAR, and tremendous organization. It also has what I've seen through 46 marathons as the VERY best and most organized relay (4 runners Eikeden style) which also provides 5 large groups of cheering fans as you run the course. And which marathon do you know starts with a 20 piece band and a fly-over of a modern AF plane and ends running through a gauntlet of historic aircraft at the Air Force's largest Museum? Boston, Chicago, LA, NY, Marine Corps --- your top USA marathon collection is not complete without running the Air Force Marathon.