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If you only had one more marathon you could run (or any race distance if you are not a marathoner) and money was not an obstacle as far as travel expenses, etc. where would you go to run your last marathon?<br>
And if you care to elaborate on why you would pick that particular marathon, please do so.
 

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Well I'm always up for scenery, and I've heard a lot of good things about Big Sur.<br>
Big Sur it is. It beat out Napa and AOTG by a smidge.<br>
jjj<br><br>
ETA: but if we could go a bit further,<br><a href="http://www.marathon.is/content/files/public/video/Laugavegur.mov" target="_blank">Iceland has an appealing 55k</a>
 

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That's a tough one....... I think it would depend on the shape I was in....... I might go with Jesse if I felt up to the climb to Hurricane Point.... very rugged beautiful course..... I've driven the course many times. The other one I'd like to run sometime is the full at the Avenue of Giants..... I've run the half and the 10k a number of times and love the area.
 

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Great question Tamster. Makes for a tough decision. For all the excitement of crowd lined marathon courses, with massive amounts of runners weaving through wonderful cities, my true passion runs to the more obscure. If I could only pick one final race, I would have to choose a truly unique event. I can't think of any race that would be more exciting than the Safaricom Marathon. It's run on dirt trail through a Kenyan game preserve, with wild animals such as rhino, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo, etc. serving as spectators. Tough course on rugged trail, at altitude, with spotter planes and helicopters buzzing overhead to alert the armed course rangers about potential hazardous animal conflict. That's my pick.
 

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Crikies (hi Ilene), I've waited for years for a marathon to come to my home county, and just this week I found out that it's a reality. In April. <i>This</i> April. I would have done it as my first if I had known. I admit this is an unimaginative choice, but if I had to choose just one, I'd run this one.<br><br>
What can I say? I like where I live.
 

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I think I would like to run the safaricom marathon with Pie! Larry
 

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I think I would like to run the Paris marathon. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><br><br><br><i>hi Millbot!</i>
 

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Well, I was going to say a marathon in Europe... but I might go with PieJones on his adventure. Sure beats the "just another marathon" problem...<br>
Paris? Hmmm, that's enticing, too. I might want to find one in Italy just for the wine and food (note the order listed...).
 

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If I had to pick <span style="text-decoration:underline;">just <i>one</i></span> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">as my last race <i>ever</i></span><i>,</i> I would pick the <b>Utica Boilermaker 15K</b>
 

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Of course it would be the Bordeaux Marathon.....drinking from the great chateaus one after another.....i understand it has nothing to do with time, thank god.
 

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Ever since I ran the Dublin Marathon and traveled to wild Connemara after, I've wanted to go back and run that marathon. One day, I will.<br><br><a href="http://www.connemarathon.com/" target="_blank">http://www.connemarathon.com/</a>
 

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There was a nice article in Running Times on this race in Dec 2005 issue. Very cool. Has an ultra event with it too.
 

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A tough call between the Connemara and The Fin Del Mundo marathons.<br>
I spent weeks roaming around Ireland about a lifetime ago and Connemara and Donegal were utterly magical. But to run at the very end of of the earth in Tierra del Fuego . . . .<br><br><a href="http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.findelmundomarathon06.com/&prev=/search%3Fq%3DFin%2Bdel%2BMundo%2Bmarathon%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26pwst%3D1" target="_blank">http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl...3DG%26pwst%3D1</a>
 

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I think I'd join wj at Bordeaux. Maybe we'd kidnap Ilene from Paris on our way...
 

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Boston,<br><br>
but in reality, I'd rather hang with JJJesse & Slojim @ Big Sur
 

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......Death Valley//......I have always wanted to run that.......<br><br><br>
just to see if I could do it....
 

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heh... and two people who don't post on this forum! Thanks, Skip! <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif">
 
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