Columbia Gorge Marathon

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My marathon journey continues to my 10th state, Oregon.  The only word to describe the Columbia Gorge Marathon is BEAUTIFUL.  Every mile was breathtaking.  It was certainly not my easiest marathon but the beauty distracted me enough to not care.  I think the pictures can say more than words…

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See the rainbow.  This was mile 5.  We had absolutely gorgeous weather until mile 13 when the wind picked up.

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This did not turn out well but it was graffiti that had been carved into the rock back in the early 1900’s when there was a snow storm and people were trapped in the tunnel.

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Miles 20-24 it rained.

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For anyone who might be considering this marathon you have got to do it.  It has an early start for those needing more time, and there was plenty of food, beverages and port-a-potties along the route.  At the end they even served a full meal and hot apple cider.  Great course. Great people. Lots of Fun!