Sunday, October 14, 2007

Twenty-Six Point Two!

I crushed the marathon today, crossing the line with 3:32:45 on the clock. We'll see what the chip time gives me.

The Denver Marathon was a class act all the way, everything ran like clockwork and the gatorade stations were plentiful. It would be great to see this race at the top of the list along with Boston, New York and Chicago. Even with the rain there were lots of spectators lining the course from start to finish. They are the real heroes of the day, the runners are running and generating heat, the spectators just get cold and wet.

Melissa, Elijah and Miles were all at the finish to welcome me back and it was wonderful to see the support that my family offers me. As I ran through the rain I thought many times how others must think I am crazy to want to do this. But the love and support of my wonderful wife and children are there regardless.

Update: My chip time is up and my time for the race was 3:32:09!! I came in 188 out of a field of 1563.


melissa said...

Aw, yeah it was a wet day, but it was so wonderful to see the marked difference in your finish this marathon as opposed to the marathon in San Diego.

We're very proud of you.

Boston here we come. :)

Cate said...

AWESOME! Congratulations, Geoff! btw: we don't think you're crazy for doing it, we think you're amazing for doing it. Well done!

Diane said...

Wow you had a great time! All of us in Calgary are proud!