Big long thing number 190, at the Mercedes-Benz Marathon in Birmingham Alabama. A modestly hilly double loop course through Birmingham, the Pittsburgh of the south. The course was very well supported, and I managed to goof off a little bit and see friends. So basically I won. Birmingham seems to be a city on the make, and the southern hospitality of its locals shows. It’s as good as the Mobile marathon for Alabama, though I want to try Rocket City in Huntsville one day as well. Unfortunately there seems to be an issue with the timing for my last split, and as of now I do not have a result, but I appear to have finished in the exact same time as Saturday’s race, not bad for a double. There were a million cameras though, so I am confident it will be resolved. Feel free to inform Marathon Miss Marple. Fun fact: When Michael Jordan decided to play baseball he played for the Birmingham Barons.