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Be sure to also check out my Boston Marathon write...

2007-04-20T13:46:00.000-07:00

Be sure to also check out my Boston Marathon write ups for 2006 2007.

Thx, SD



Scott, excellent blog. I too am a runner, though n...

2005-10-20T15:09:00.000-07:00

Scott, excellent blog. I too am a runner, though not quite your caliber. My blog is a comedic account of training for marathons. You can check it out at www.charronrunning.blogspot.com

Thanks and keep running. I'll be back to check up.

James Charron
Ontario Canada



Hey Scott - its Gordon Wright of OutsidePR. I won...

2005-06-01T11:23:00.000-07:00

Hey Scott - its Gordon Wright of OutsidePR. I wonder if you could give me a holler about an article I'm writing for CitySports.

Gordon@outsidepr.com

Thanks



Conrad -You're right that the NY marathon (36k run...

2005-04-22T17:18:00.000-07:00

Conrad -

You're right that the NY marathon (36k runners) and Chicago marathon (33k runners) are bigger, as is the Honolulu marathon (24k runners). They all have great spectators too, so I don't mean to knock those races. There were many Boston racers raving about both of those marathons. But I did feel there was something special about Boston.

Let me share a story with you about one of the spectators I had met. She had four cases of oranges and was slicing like crazy so her kids could hand them out. When I asked her if these were at her own expense, she said "of course, everyone in this town chips in to make this race happen". She then told me stories of her grandfather handing out orange slices when he was a kid...70 years ago!

It's more than spectating with the Boston community in that they feel a deep connection to this race. Helping is a tradition that they take seriously, and it really makes the race special. I've never experienced anything quite like it.

- SD



Scott, all the big races have lots of volunteers a...

2005-04-22T14:27:00.000-07:00

Scott, all the big races have lots of volunteers and spectators. The NY marathon and Chicago marathon are even bigger than Boston. But it sounds like you thought these spectators were "better"? How would you compare to NY or Chicago?
Conrad



OK you convinced me. Sounds more like a moving par...

2005-04-21T09:35:00.000-07:00

OK you convinced me. Sounds more like a moving party than a race. But to remain pure I am going to use a trail marathon to qualify.