Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Good and Bad of the Nairobi Marathon

I just got back from the 2008 edition of the Nairobi Marathon and just wanted to post some initial thoughts.  

New Course Record (Good)

The winner (I'll have to track down the name later- it was hard to hear over the PA) set a new course record of 2:10:30-something.  This was partly due to a new course which we can assume is faster since the old course record from last year was in the 2:15's.

No Timer at Finish Line (Bad)

Unbelievably, there was no indication of the time anywhere at the start or finish line!  

Crazy Starting

To have survived the start at the half and full marathon you should have packed a taser.  It was akin to a stampede and this has to change in next year's edition.

I'll follow up with a more coherent analysis tomorrow.

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