Tuesday, 07 September 2004
Marathon Runners Turn Rubber Lug
CREDIT: © City of St. George/SGCity.org
WHERE: St. George, Utah, USA. WHAT: annual St. George marathon.
MAP: SW Utah. Thumbnail  and text  links pop-up larger images.
Reading the course description for the St. George marathon in Southern Utah just might give you ideas: from Pine Valley Mountain the road descends 2,600 feet to the town. This is one of those 'lies, damned lies, and statistics' facts. You have been warned. Someone may even mention that Runner's World rated it in the top ten scenic and fastest USA marathons.
The City of St George web site even offers picture  downloads so you will be able to see how pretty and popular this fifteenth largest USA marathon has become. Do not be fooled: we found driving the route in an old truck was hard work! We expect our words of wisdom will pass unheeded: already the entrance lottery has closed, and a rerun drawing took place at the end of August for the very few cancellations. Never let it be said that we did not warn you, even if you turned a rubber lug in our direction. See you there on 02 October. We said, see you… oh, never mind!
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)