Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Welcome to Washington, Meb.

According to several reports, elite Olympian marathon extraordinaire Meb Keflezighi will run this year's Cherry Blossom Ten Miler.
The Cherry Blossom Ten Miler is an excellent race.  The course is flat and fast, and if the race even loosely coincides with the peak bloom period for Washington, DC's famous cherry blossom trees, runners are treated to a beautiful scenic tour of some of the city's most famous monuments and memorials. Hains Point can be particularly picturesque, as the tress that line miles 6-9 can create a lush pink canopy when they are blooming.  If the weather conditions are good--and they usually are--this race can offer runners a shot at a lightning fast finishing time, all of which makes for an excellent spectating experience as well.

RunWashington is correct to point out that Meb might not actually race the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler, but that is of little consequence.  Dude's fast by any standard.  Come out to watch him run.  I'll see you down there.

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