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April 22, 2008

Well, the Boston Marathon was a great experience. I finished in 3:01:33, my second slowest marathon I've ever run. My legs were just not working very well today. Oh well, that's how it goes sometimes. I was on track for 2:48 or so for a good while, but halfway through the race my calves were tightening up, and I just had to focus on finishing the race.

I still had a great time. This race is just so amazing. There are people everywhere. They cheer and scream like you wouldn't believe. I wore my Swedish shirt which has the letters "Sweden" and "Sverige" on it in big letters, and I felt like the crowd favourite. Everone seemed to cheer "Go Sweden!" all the wah from the start to the finish. Amazing experience.

 Lance Armstrong ran just under 2:51, and reading the splits on the Boston Marathon website, I must have been ahead of him for a while although I never spotted him. He started ahead of me, with the elites. I was in corall 1.

Anyway, this race was a fantastic experience, and I highly recommend this marathon to anyone who is fit enough to qualify. I have never seen such a crowd along a marathon, simple unreal.

There were over 25,000 people running in this race. The second highest number of runners ever in the race, after the 100th anniversary in 1996.

Photos from the 2008 Boston Marathon trip

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on April 22, 2008

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