|September 10, 2012||Filed under Bordeaux, France|
At Kilometer 22, I was following Christ, literally. Earlier I ran next to a few Crusaders, passed a swarm of Ninjas and jostled with toga-clad Greeks. At various wine-tasting stops, I toasted glasses of red Bordeaux with cavemen, centurions and pharaohs.
Welcome to the 2012 Médoc Marathon! Costumes, wine consumption and joie de vivre are de rigueur at this annual running extravaganza in the beautiful wine country north of Bordeaux, France.
Held this year on September 8th, there were over 8,000 participants, 20 wine-tasting sites, 33 bands, and during the last four kilometers, tents of ham, oysters, steak, cheese and ice cream. Yes, I tried them all!