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Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2012

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (2012)

This is the medal for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon that was held on November 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.


[Medal photo submitted by Chris McCartney. Follow him on Twitter @mccartneycl22]

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OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Medal (2012)

This is the medal for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, the largest half marathon in the United States, held yearly in Indianapolis.  Runners are treated to a full loop on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which amounts to over 2.5 miles of the 13.1-mile race.

This year’s men’s race was won by George Towett in 1:05:08 and Lilian Mariita won the women’s race in 1:15:23.

It’s a pretty good medal.  Nothing spectacular about it, but it hits the right notes: colorful, detailed engraving of a racecar and a checkered ribbon.

Here’s a picture of the special medal given to the first 500 finishers:

For a full recap, please visit Dan’s Marathon.


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Indiana State Capitol

Bad Enough To Be Good

It was bad enough to be good. I’m talking about my performance in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, November 5. It is best to write about your bad runs and avoid the good ones. Then you won’t be accused of indulgence or self aggrandizement. So my performance was bad enough to be good enough to write about. Here goes then, a story full of excuses.

Which started the second night before the marathon, one of the days where you try to load up on carbohydrates. So my stepson, Derek, who lives in Indianapolis and who ran the half marathon, and I went to an Italian restaurant for spaghetti. Spaghetti with meat sauce. That means ground beef. It was a fateful choice.

You may assume ground beef contains cowshit. Cowshit in turn contains E. Coli, a powerful bacterium which will give you a bellyache and diarrhea. Unless, of course, it is thoroughly cooked.

Read more HERE

The Monument Marathon starts and ends at the Indiana state capitol

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