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Mankato Marathon Reviews
3.0 Stars from
By ML about 2013
Pretty fast course overall. They could improve the course by taking out some of the sharp turns, especially in the middle section. Long sections of open, exposed country roads, which caused some slowdowns due to headwinds. Well organized with nice crowd support for a race of this size.
Our pacer took us out too fast, and I think a more conservative up-front strategy would have been smarter for me. There are a couple of decent rolling hills in miles 4-8. Nothing insurmountable, but worth being aware of. There's a good opportunity to bank time between miles 17 and 19 with a good, steep decline.