2002 Reykjavik - Worth it, but... (about: 2002)|
A Runner from USA (9/27/02)
OK, Reykjavik was interesting. It was not my first marathon, but was my smallest. The positives are that is was not crowded, in an interesting city, was a new course without the major double loops, set on a new date to match with cultural festival, and a unique experience. The negatives are having to share the road with traffic, there were very few toliets, were short on crowd support, Coca Cola and Fanta were the energy drinks, and i didnt like running some portions without seeing anyone.
Worth running? Yep, if you set your expectations in advance. This is not the marathon to do if you are looking for support (crowd or race), but is a good experience. At the end of the day, you will have interesting stories to tell.