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Venice marathon, Italy, October 23, 2016

posted Oct 23, 2016, 2:39 PM by Gay Renouf
Lee-Ann and Enio Ricci finished their double-marathon tour of Europe with the Venice marathon two weeks after the York marathon.  Their times were both 5:01:38 (107th in age class for Lee-Ann; 537th in age class for Enio).  Lee-Ann writes that getting to the race start was a bit of an ordeal:  although the race doesn't start until 940, they had to be up at 5 am to catch the shuttle bus, only to wait two hours at the start, sharing ten port potties with 7000 runners, and with insufficient toilet paper!  Lee-Ann described the course as "quite nice, especially running through the towns with plenty of spectators.  Finishing on the island, going through San Marco square was quite exciting....Just bring [your own] TP."