Flat, fast and worthwhile (about: 2011)|
george ralston from Recife, Northern Brazil (from Texas) (7/31/11)
6-10 previous marathons
| 1 Maratona Internacional Mauricio de Nassau
Entry fee of R$50 (about USD30) for the 42k. Start delay due to tropical thunderstorms!!!, but after that, it was well organized. 1st leg heads south to the beaches of Recife, and similar to Barra de Tjuca Brazil, and then back to the start. Then head north to Olinda and back again. The 2nd leg was not as interesting, and since this was for the marathon, quite sparse, in terms of runners and spectators. Lots of water on course; no energy drinks. Bad tropical weather can occur - I mean BAD. Overall satisfying course; friendly crowd.