With Boston in a few days, my mind is on marathoning. So I came up with a game. Pretend a genie popped out of a bottle and told you that you could run one more marathon in your life. After that you 'd have to stop. (Before answering the questions below, read the rules and details)
Question 1: Of the marathons you're run, which marathon would you run again, and why?
Question 2: If you could pick one you haven't run, which one and why?
Rules and details:
1. All logistics and qualifications would be taken care of, including having a ride to the starting line. This will take away any arguments such as "I'd do New York again except it was so expensive" or "Obviously, Boston but I'm too slow now to get in". The caveat is that this has to be an open race, you can't say you'd run the Olympics.
2. This isn't a re-do opportunity; you'd be running the 2017 or 2018 edition. What I mean is, you can't say "I'd run the 1996 Portland Marathon because I was in amazing shape and PR'ed."
Of course, I wouldn't put this out there without adding my two cents (or nonsense) to the discussion.
#1: In a photo finish between Boston and Twin Cities, the Twin Cities wins. It's where I got started in this crazy sport and that race is very special. But like I said, Boston is right there too.
#2: Hard to choose because there are a lot out there. The short list includes New York, Big Sur, LGT Alpin Marathon but I think I'd choose Comrades in South Africa because if you're going out, go out big!