Marathon CDMX in Ciudad Mexico, Mexico of course complete, and my 7th country. Have you ever had everything go so well only to have it completely ruined in the end? That was the case with this race. Not my performance, it was a train wreck from the beginning, but the marathon itself was great, lots of course support, they even spaced out the water tables so that everyone doesn’t crowd them. Some light hills, but the elevation of 7500 is not to be discounted. The weather was relatively mild (low 60s), and I’ve never seen so many people handing out water, cola, honey, nutella, gummies, etc. Mexico City seems to love its marathon, all the major sites of the city itself seem to be incorporated into the course. I don’t usually love big city marathons, only one comes to mind, Chicago, but I loved this marathon, and then like Fredo, it broke my heart. The race starts at the Zocalo, and ends in the Olympic Stadium, but does not seem to offer busses back to the start, only the metro, which is free to marathoners. Unfortunately that bus line was an hour and a half long. Coupled with the metro time it took me longer to return to my hotel than the marathon winner took to finish the race.