Not the International Marathon of Choice (about: 2010)|
D. M. from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (5/10/10)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Sao Paulo International Marathon
Lots of people! This was a big race with pretty good crowds. The course was a bit hilly and the 5 traffic tunnels are not enjoyable: Downhill going in, no moving air in the middle, and uphill coming out. There are two large/long tunnels right at the end.
Side note: if you are 4-hour marathoner or longer, this race isn't for you. I ran a 3:45, and by the time I was getting to the water stations, they were running out. I was glad to see the water was not tap water and came packaged to eliminate stomach issues. Furthermore, there were only 2 Gatorade stations, with 1 guy filling cups with hundreds of people running by, and the second station was all but out when I got there.
Nevertheless, it was a good experience to run in another country! Come prepared.