Budapest Marathon (2003)

September 27th, 2003
Joined in on the "Breakfast Run", the 5 km warm-up/social run.

September 28th, 2003
Runners: 2234
From Canada: 7
From USA: 22
From Hungary: 1562

Cory Horner
21.1 km: 1:48:54
42.2 km: 4:18:45
Placement: 1198/1864 (Men), 87/137 (Men 21-25)
Tag #: 4465

A fantastic race! There's something about people yelling at you in a foreign language that keeps you smiling through the whole race. As you can see from my times, I was having a great race at the halfway point... i'd been training in Pecs for 2 months beforehand, but had only been running for about 2 hours every couple days. Some of the foreigners were complaining that it was a "hot" race; looks like that acclimation period really helped me out. Not surprisingly, at the 23 km point my legs started to cramp up and I had to frequently stop and stretch. Thank goodness for the thermal baths at the end of the race! Next time I must train for more than 2 hours at a time!

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