In 2008 I had the great privilege to run the 33rd Annual Marine Corps Marathon. That marathon was one of my all time favorites. For the most part it was a great run but it tested you at every mile marker and especially when you had a drill Sergeant yelling: “you will not walk across my mile marker!!! pick it up..pick it up” believe me it was great motivation. The finish line however was the toughest part, wow that last 2/10 of a mile was a killer and there was no way with that many people watching and cheering that you could walk…. you had to finish strong. It was well worth it. I didn’t think it was so cool at the time but now the pain is gone and I’m proud to have been part of such a great marathon. I guess now that they have been voted with the #1 medal of all US marathons I’m gonna have to go and earn that one as well. Here is the 2008 medal, Dave and I finishing up with a beer… Cheers!
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