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VegasLas Marathon, 2008.

Finish Time: 3:45:41, new PR.
Place: Overall 593/3525, Division 85, Sex 485.
Marathon #5, State #4 of 50.

Is been almost 6 week since I ran down the Vegas Strip, dressed as Elvis.  When I was looking for a winter marathon, Vegas was one of the first I came across. While I was perusing the races web site, I found that they were looking to brake the world record of the most Elvi to run a marathon. Well I figured if I was going to do Vegas I should do it 100%.

The weekend was a whirlwind, and went something like this…

Saturday:
Flight from Detroit, had to wake up to early…
Walked from airport, 3 miles, sweaty…
Checked in to Excalibur, to expensive…
Walked to Del Taco, 1200 calories of bliss…
Walked to Expo, got packet, and stared at…
Karaoke Pasta dinner, 200 Elvi, 2000 people…
Drank half gallon of Gatorade… 
Slept pretty well, woke up at 4:30am… 

Sunday:
Dressed as Elvis, walked to race, ate muffin…
Got in starting coral with 200 other Elvi…
Miles 1-5 the strip, still dark, fireworks…
Miles 6-10 sunrise, run thru, wedding chapel…
Miles 11-18, up hill, boring, but steady pace…
Miles 19-24, down hill, 4th place Elvis…
Miles 25-26, called Kristin for the last mile…
Finish, Kristin across the finish on my iPhone…
Got picture with show girl, posted on Facebook…
Walked slowly to hotel, Long shower…
Del Taco again… bliss.
Walked to the Palms, saw movie, forgettable…
Cab to airport, wait 4 hours for flight…
Back in Detroit at 5AM, Very Tired…
 
I wish I had the words to express the surreal adventure that was this race, It was a great way to my 2008 running season, with a new PR, and people yelling “Go Elvis” for 26.1 miles.

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Comments
on Jan 18, 2009

Pure coolness! And congrats on a new PR!  

on Jan 19, 2009

This looks like the funnest race ever. Congratulations on your race and you Elvis coolness.

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