Friday, January 29, 2010

The Bigger the Better! ...when it comes to marathon medals :)

Ordinarily, I would preach that running a marathon is NOT about the medal or the finish line.  It is about the journey that gets you there. Well, screw that! Have you seen the Little Rock Marathon Finishers Medal!? (click on the pic for a closer look) I got a bad case of the medal fever for that one! That sucker is huuuuge AND cool! It weighs in at 1.67 pounds and is 7 3/4 inches tall x 6 inches wide. Since 2004, the Little Rock Marathon has offered the largest marathon medal in the world. Read the story behind it HERE. Even though I am training for the Big Sur Marathon on April 25th, I might have to tough it out in Arkansas on March 7th just to get that medal... that thing is awesome! Good job race directors! POST RACE FOOD: If you make it to Little Rock, AR and are looking for an awesome post-race-meal be sure to check out FLYING FISH. I went there on a road trip in 2003 and I still get nostalgic about the jumbo shrimp basket we got!

1 comment:

  1. I think more than 500 marathons are contested throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes.

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