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Day 18 - September 28 - Berlin
42 Kilometers. Time had arrived
for the 2008 Berlin Marathon. 40, 000 plus runners all grouped into
boulevard escorted by the surrounding park and the main government building
- the Reichstag in the background.
A 9:00 AM start and the masses started the run through the majestic city -
call it the "Paris of Germany". Found
out later that a World Record was achieved by last year's winner.
Anyhow, arrived to the Finish line somewhat
later than the winner. Walked, not skipped, back to the hotel for an
important afternoon cool and rest down.
Did have enough energy for the free Berliner beer.
Evening was in a central tent dedicated to the Munich Octoberfest.
Post Marathon 1 litre beer always taste the
best. Some sauerkraut, slice pork substance, and pretzels were friends
on the beer. Fun watching the lederhosen
band doing German drink songs and 70s band music. A few Italian
runners had created their own unique
charging bull dances.
Reflected on the colors of the new Berlin building lights, glad for Marathon
completion, and planned for 2009
return to Crete, Greece. A Wunderbar vacation trip with island beaches
and classic sunsets. Yasou Greece!
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