Ushuaia Marathon ’08

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Run Marathon
Name Ushuaia Marathon
City Ushuaia
Country Argentine
Transportation No Need once in town
Comments • Online Registration :
Made it through registration via online and email
• Lodging :
After 10 days trip in Antarctica ,
We rented a flat with Free WIFI one month,
right in the middle of Ushuaia that peaceful little village with a bunch of B&B and apart hotels• Expo :
A small room down the harbor was allocated for Bibs pick up. An other bigger for my first ever pasta party
where we were told about Summer/Winter time changing during night 🙂
Lucky me that I went.
• Race day :
Had not a great expectation out of that race, even if sponsored by Fila
Patagonia on your left , Antarctica on your right. What else do you need !
Early morning shuttle took us to National Park our starting line
we were supposed to reach it by boat but
a last minute change as always in Argentine
Challenging from the beginning but such a beauty …
a stretch all the way to the airport with a water station as basic as it can be
and back to the town, no many race marshals in sight . my wife directed the runners through it
The main village street leading competitors to one of the longest uphill i had to run ever.
Luis, a elementary school sport instructor and B&B owner passing just in front of his property gave it up for a cup of Mate.<
The downhill that followed killed me and the raging traffic at the old fishing port sank all I had left in.
The white finishing Arch in sight by the park worked as the Savior,
the life support that you try desperately to reach before drowning.
• Finish line :
Gorgeous Medal, Unforgettable MemoriesNote : 5 out of 5 Toes
– El Fin del Mundo –
Ushuaia Marathon sadly has died.
if I was given the opportunity, the choice to re-run a marathon it would be that ONE.
Long Life to El Fin del Mundo !