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Sunday, May 25, 2008

26.2

The 31st running of the Coeur d'Alene Marathon in the middle of the Memorial Day weekend drew 340 competitors in a 26.2 mile course around some of the most scenic North Idaho views. 1,156 runners went the half-marathon route and another 204 ran a 5k. That's 1,700 people from all over the country who came to run, sweat, cramp and hopefully cross the finish line at Riverstone. Bragging rights and a medallion were earned by all.

Marathoners aren't traditionally flamboyant, preferring function over fashion but these psychedelic running shoes spotted at the finish line having the timing chip removed, proved that old hippies are alive and well and still capable of athletic achievement. Far out.

1 comment:

Idaho Escapee said...

Kerri...how strange I should happen upon your blog today. I used to be a runner, and last night, I was looking at all my Marathon Finisher's Medals. I have two of those cool "Cda Marathon" medals, like what you pictured, plus 3 more which featured the "old" CDA Marathon design. I also ran 3 Portland, Oregon marathons and two Tri-Cities Marathons. That was so long ago. My body won't let me do that anymore. But thanks for bringing back those memories...the years that I ran were some of the best years of my life...