Yesterday my son participated in the National College Blue Ridge (Half) Marathon in Roanoke, VA. It was the 2nd year for both (he did the half-marathon because he’s under 18; next year he’ll be old enough to do the whole thing), a race that’s being widely touted as the toughest in the country because of all the elevation changes. He came in 155th with a time of 2:13:19 – not as good as last year, but considering the weather conditions he had to contend with (things went from bad to worse, though fortunately no tornadoes) I’m bursting with maternal pride for him.
Because of the weather I didn’t take my camera, so here’s one from last year’s marathon:
[n.b. – Images linked above courtesy of the Roanoke Times]