Great organization - Fast course (about: 2001)|
A Runner from Illinois (6/4/01)
Edmonton may not be the most exciting city, but the organizers know how to put on a good little race. Starting and ending in Commonwealth Stadium, this is the course that will be used in the 2001 World Championships. The organization showed they are ready for a world class marathon: plenty of water and enthusiastic volunteers. The course is basically flat except for a long dip, then rise around 25km. There is a good mix of residential, park, and downtown running. You can't expect Chicago style crowds in a city the size of Edmonton, but people were out, cheering on the local runners. All in all, a well done small marathon. Next time I hope they get rid of the 30 mph winds, though.