Monday, October 14, 2013

St George Marathon (UT)- Magic Course, Magic Day

A week ago a group of Park City and Houston running friends trekked to Southern Utah for the spectacular St George Marathon. Not my fastest by a few minutes but a very satisfactory 3:33 on a cool, sunny day perfect conditions for this desert course. Almost the whole gang got Boston Qualifiers or PR's.
Photo Credit: St George Marathon
It was cold and dark at the start, high 30's, but the incredible organizers light up at least a 100 campfires for the 7600 runners. Perfect.

Several of us were sporting the adidas Energy Boost (my review here)  and CEP compression sleeves. All these feet got a Boston qualifier and one got a  PR. No blisters, no cramps with plenty of responsive cushion for the long, steep downhills.

adidas Energy Boosters do St. George Marathon

The gang gets together for the group photos:

St George has been voted the best organized marathon and one of the most scenic and fastest. While it can get very hot, this year the conditions were ideal. A bucket list race for every marathoner.

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