Category Archives: Greg’s Marathon Stories

Take 26.2: My Very Hot Time At The 2012 Boston Marathon

Boston Baked Marathon / Part I The two side-by-side runners ahead of me had slowed their pace to a walk and I needed a fullback-like jab step to avoid a rear-end collision. The cloudless sky and soaring 80-degree temperature had … Continue reading

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Take 26.2: My Time At The 2012 Carlsbad Marathon

The race begins at 6:00 AM (PT) in almost total darkness. The kind of black air that makes you question each footfall. The curtain of night that I and 1,500 other runners loped through as we pulled away from the … Continue reading

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Take 26.2: Running The 2011 Twin Cities Marathon / Daddy Needs New Shoes

The Sharpie pen I used to ink the name “Andrew” on my Twin Cities Marathon racing bib was Kansas City Royals’ blue. “So your name is Andrew now?” my wife Donna asked. My motivation was Andrew Somora, the guy who … Continue reading

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My Run At The 10-10-10 Chicago Marathon

I ran my first 5K road race in 1981 on a dare. As I meticulously built my charcoal briquette pyramid in anticipation of cheeseburgers to come, I heard my name called from somewhere beneath my second-floor apartment balcony. “Hey Hall!” … Continue reading

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