the marathon nirvana (about: 2007)|
r. b. from CN (10/15/10)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Fukuoka Int'l Open Marathon Championship
if you are fast enough to meet the entry requirement (recent PB below 2:42), this is the apex of road running....
Course: fast, flat, inside the city.
Spectators: tons of them... they have received the entry list so they even scream your name.
Ambiance, Atmosphere: probably the only race in the world where amateur runners shares all the services with the very top runners (Wanjiru, Geb and Kebede are the most recent winners...).