f you’ve ever run a marathon what you probably experienced was a start that required separating people into corrals by time to make sure the start was staggered. You probably had to shuffle along for many yards and were probably passed and then passed others for a couple of miles. The water stations stretched for blocks and thousands lined the streets, cheering you on.
Not all marathons are that huge, or that fancy. Sometimes what a holiday needs is a good old fashioned home town marathon to get people in the spirit. And sometimes that’s enough to give one man a sub-3 finish. If only it were a Boston Qualifier.
Columbia, Missouri, field of 130 runners. Happy Labor Day!