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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#16: Nevada, Hoover Dam Marathon

Pictures do not do justice of how beautiful Lake Mead/Hoover Dam really is.
This was a beautiful one.  It was definitely challenging in the heat, but well worth the view on the course.  Joyce, the race director puts on a great marathon with plenty of support along the course.  This is a must do if you are looking to run a marathon in Nevada.  I stayed on the strip and a bus picked up the runners along the strip.  I brought sweet sixteen in with many new friends.  I ran with one woman from Arizona who gave me her breast cancer bracelet at the end of the marathon.  This marathon at some points made me want to cry because I felt like my dad was with me enjoying the scenery in the canyons and tunnels at Hoover Dam.  My friend Kayla came with me and we enjoyed Halloween in Las Vegas and the Grand was a great trip!!
Pre-race hydration bellinis!

Martha and I
Lake Mead
At the Grand Canyon.
Post-marathon...ready for some 80's Halloween Vegas action!
Mile 20 is always a happy sign.
The breast cancer bracelet a runner gave me.  I ran the last few miles with her.  She was getting very dizzy running through the tunnels (see below). 

Halloween in Vegas...80's style!

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