Big Long Thing (marathon or longer) #200 complete at the Go! St. Louis Marathon in Missouri. Not as hilly as I expected but several seemingly endless climbs. I was tired but semi-functional today, so that’s a good sign. Great volunteers made the somewhat dull course more interesting though I loved the finish. Oodles of amigos here today and yesterday as well as meeting a new friend were reminders of why this appeals to me. Big thanks to Colleen for hosting all of us in her home, making dinner, and dealing with cranky traveling people. Fun fact: The 1908 (correction: 1904) Olympic marathon was so catastrophic that it almost got the signature Olympic event jettisoned from competition. The story includes cheating, poison, brandy, untrained runners on dusty streets with no water, and even one runner being chased off course by a dog.