Great marathon with enthusiastic spectators (about: 2003)|
T. S. from Mainz, Germany (5/22/03)
Everything I read about this marathon before was true for 2003 as well. First of all, the enthusiastic crowd, especially around the cathedral - this was the easiest and most enjoyable part of the race. There were other parts with no spectators like in almost evry other race, and the loop to Weisenau was not loved by most of the runners. The temperature was too warm, so an earlier start could help. Because there are two loops runners can decide at the end of the first loop to go the full distance or finish the half-marathon. Lots of people did the half-marathon, so it was less crowded in the second round. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience.