What could be the perfect marathon (about: 1998)|
A Runner from Los Angeles (10/14/00)
Seattle is a beautiful city and the marathon route certainly offers picturesque scenery and a very enjoyable coarse. One can only wonder why in a climate favorable to ideal marathoning conditions during much of the year, the event is held at the end of November. This is a date that has a strong likelihood of cold pacific rains, clouds obstructing much of the scenic mountain views, and winds mixing in with that rain to make what could be one of the best marathoning experiences truly miserable. That was the 1998 experience, and it is not unreasonable to expect the same often at that time of year in Seattle. The event was so well planned and executed... what a shame that it had to be sabotaged by weather. Hopefully the organizers will someday realize the flaw in their planning and find a better time of year to stage this event.