ING Miami Marathon
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I race walked the ING Miami Marathon in Miami, Florida on Sunday, January 27, 2008. It was a good day for the marathon as the temperature was in the upper 60’s with some wind and a few light showers that helped keep me cool. The race was extremely well organized with plenty of volunteers, police, and water stations, each of which had both water and Gatorade. The stations were spaced every mile starting at mile three. There were also cheering area where hundreds of people cheered the competitors as well a live music along the course which began at AA Arena, proceeded to South Beach, Back to Downtown Miami, out to Coconut Grove, then back to Downtown Miami.
The associated half marathon was won by Brian Sell who will represent the USA in the summer Olympics in the marathon. There were many other elite athletes from many countries other than the USA. I had a very enjoyable time.