Monday, April 20

Salt Lake City Marathon - 2009



pre-race

starting line @legacy bridge

mile 22



mile 23



we finished


yes!


I did it! I finished the SLC marathon last Saturday. I finished under 4 hours, (which is what my goal was) pulling through the finish line at 3:53:24. There were over 11,000 participants in the race and I honestly felt pretty good the entire time. Coming up that small hill on State Street towards South Temple was pretty bad though. That was right at mile 24-25. My dad did the 1/2 Marathon and finished right at 2 hours. Overall, it was a great experience and I have just been recovering from the sore legs. I think I will do another one in the future, and recommend that everyone does at least 1 marathon during their life. It is the greatest feeling ever coming across that finish line. I could have sat and watched everyone come across the finish line, it is a moment of pure bliss! After a few days I will be back at it running more often.

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15 comments:

Sally said...

Amazing! Great job! Maybe one day...these kids make it hard to find time to train...

Jamie said...

Awesome job! I agree you should do one in your life . . .but only one :) I am proud of you and that is impressive that you felt good the whole time. The last three miles for me are like walking through sand up to my hips . . .If you are up for a 1/2 marathon sometime, I'd love to run with you!
Jamie

*The Hales Family* said...

Nice job! I am amazed when peoplecan run a marathon!

The Bennetts said...

Wow! That is awesome. Nice job!

dannyhaley said...

Well done Marcus!! You inspire us, I wish I liked running more.

natalie said...

Congrats! that is AMAZING!!!!

Kathryn said...

Yay! Good job! Did you cry??

M and N said...

jamie- I will run a half with you, there's onw in Provo in august. lets do it!

kathryn- no I did not cry...sorry!

Cal said...

Way to go!!

Alli Hawkins said...

I agree, it's a GREAT thing to do once, but probably not ever again. I'd do a half though. We should make it a cousin half marathon in August! Mandatory fun. I'll instigate it. (I'm serious)

Sam, Jules and Tucker said...

wow good for you, that is quite an accomplishment! I bet you felt so good! Good job on making your goal!

shareka said...

I thought about you as I had to drive down 21st south then park my car and walk to the Albertson's right there because I couldn't drive the across the street because you guys were running blocking all kinds of roads in SLC. :) I'm so glad you finished. FABULOUS JOB!! You inspire me!

Z and L Family said...

Great Job...way to go!

Hema and Becky said...

Wow! Way to go! What an accomplishment!!!

The Pixton Family said...

Grat job! That is very impressive and I love that Jeff ran also!

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