>>I couldn't believe it when I hear there was ANOTHER train. Sheesh. About
>>all I heard was they had to change the course a bit and go around it.
>Geez, Roger, one would think that someone in the railroad biz had a bet on
>the race (and was losing).
Last year there was a train during the Race For The Cure and since it was
moving people had to stop and wait for it.
Two years ago, there was a train during our local marathon and it prevented
a few people from breaking a 4 hour marathon. I was doing a two person
relay that year and the 7 minute delay probably cost us the 2:30 it would
have taken us to break a 4 hours as team effort.
Also, two years ago, there was a train at a half marathon in Iowa City. I
was only running the 5k that year so I didn't have to deal with it, but I
still felt the pain from others. The train actually stopped runners in two
places, but luckily a lot of people were actually between the two train
crossing so they didn't have to worry about it.
Seems like there are a lot a trains around here, especially on the Illinois
side of the river. There was one that came through right before the 1 mile
race today, but luckily it didn't mess us up.
BTW 2nd place today, but I ran with a female for the first 4 minutes of the
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