Friday, 24 October 2008

Stanchart Marathon '08

Rainy days are here which is always good in this side of the Sahara and the weather's throwing City dwellers into all sorts of crazy things that come with pouring rain.
For any marathon runner, these conditions will be a welcome relief, given most of them have been training in warm weather. This year's race ,the 6th edition of the marathon will come at a time when Kenya's performance in the marathon's at its peak with the first gold medal in the men's race in the Olympics-one Samuel Wanjiru and a 2nd silver for the women- Catherine 'The Great' Ndereba.
It's also taken some new route as the organisers try to sell sneak pics of the City though I'm sure not many motorists and church-goers will be amused by the disruption in traffic and movement.
For participants, it will be a chance to challenge oneself for the ultimate in road racing. This year's course should a challenging one with tricky drops and ascents as well as curves in most places. It's also good for a challenge given the harsh economic times we are facing. Come give yourself a break from it all but be sure to get a thorough massage after the race !
The charitable activities linked to the marathon have also enjoyed some coverage in the run-up to the marathon with the Seeing is Believing Initiative taking a front seat.
Do hope to catch some of the action as we enjoy the views of the streets of Nairobi !

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