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Send RunnerDude Your "My First Marathon" Stories and Win!

Posted Jul 17 2012 6:54pm
There's nothing like that first marathon experience. It's an overwhelming emotional experience that stays with you a lifetime. Some runners overcome huge life obstacles to run that first 26.2 miles. Some run for a cause. Others do it for mental or physical health reasons. Young, old, and in between, there are thousands of new marathoners each year.

My first marathon was the '97 NYC Marathon. Just after crossing that finish line, I began to ball my eyes out. It was uncontrollable. The sense of accomplishment not to mentioned the shear exhaustion and rush of hormones just overwhelmed me. What happened to you on your first marathon. What prompted you to run it?

RunnerDude's Blog is looking for "First Marathon" stories!

Each submitter will receive a RunnerDude's Fitness 26.2 oval car magnet and will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate in December! To have your story featured, simply email it to Be sure to put "Marathon Story" in the email's subject line. In the body of the email include your full name and mailing address, so that the marathon magnet can be sent to you. Also, if possible, include photos of yourself at your marathon as well as any current pictures (jpeg format). Beginning in August (depending on the number of submissions), "My First Marathon" stories will be featured weekly. You'll be notified when your story is featured. All submissions featured by December 23rd will be numbered in the order received and entered into a drawing for the $100 Gift Certificate. The True Random Number Generator will be used to select the winning number who will be announced on the blog on December 24th.

Click here to check out some of the past "My First Marathon" stories featured on RunnerDude's Blog.
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