There were 7 waves of runners this year and we allow 5-7 minutes between waves. That means that the excitement of the start went on for close to 50 minutes. Due to that, I’m sent to the start line early to welcome in our fast chair athletes and insure someone is there for the winners. So if you didn’t see me at the start…that’s why!
This was Bastos first time in 4 years that he won and his excitement was amazing. According to his interpreter, who I spoke to after the race, his goal is to win 10 Disney marathons, however it gets harder each year. He gets a new Disney tattoo to commemorate each win and he has a tiny Mickey Mouse on his forearm for each won. Brazil took 2 of the top spots in the men’s and women’s races.
That’s insane fast and I know she has faster in her. She hardly does speed work, so I know with the right plan she can run, dare I say, 3:10. Way to go Kelsey. After watching her finish I surely have the “full marathon bug” again and have already been eyeing races I could do. Hmmm….
The finish line duties take until about 1030am on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. We try to be interesting and energetic and we sincerely thank those spectators who had to listen to us for hours!
Way to go: - Kelsey - Cindy (Goofy Challenge – Evolution Fitness Orlando client) - Brad (Goofy Challenge – Evolution Fitness Orlando client) - Jordan (1st marathon)
H Heather - Running with Sass - Alec (from PopFitLife – 1st marathon) - Kat (from Sneakers and Finger Paint) - Kelly (Goofy Challenge – Team Sparkle, from According 2 Kelly ) - Marcia (from Travel, Run, Eat – of corral G fame) - Darcy - Hallie - Aaron - Ryan (Reach higher!) - Dani - Megan - Kathy - Ken
I had so much fun that I think I’ll do this RunDisney thing again! Say…this weekend? See you at Tinker Bell!
What do you like most about “race day”?
Love and sleepless nights,
Carissa & Kyle