A Good Old Home Town Marathon

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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!

About 21stCenturyMom

I found myself at the age of 38 the single full time working mother of 3 small children. I took up running because I figured I could get the biggest benefit in the least amount of time. Swearing never to run a marathon I found myself going out for a 4 - 6 mile run several times a week. I ran my first marathon 6 years later. Five years after that I ran another and then the next year another. Then I got bit by the triathlon bug so now I split my time between running, swimming and cycling. This year I think I'll run another marathon. And next year - who knows?

  1. billjank on February 17th at 12:28 pm

    My first marathon was a small-town race. Really cool mix between a long, lonely training run, and having supportive crowds and no worries about nutrition or hydration. Highly recommended.

  2. thodarumm on February 18th at 7:06 pm

    I have to agree here. I am going to do the MORE half marathon in NY city. This is my first race and I think I made a bad choice. I have to go there the previous night, it is going to be filled with tons of people. Yes, I like smaller events. But, I am psyching myself by telling that running in CENTRAL PARK is cool.