Deme Runs the Roma Marathon
It was a gorgeous day today, sunny, warm not hot and with a light breeze. The Rome Marathon kicked off at about 9:15 a.m. I must say that watching from home, via Rai 3, the course was absolutely breath taking with views of Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, Fontana di Trevi and all the lovely sights that make Rome so special. The winner of the race was a Kenyan who finished in a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and some odd seconds. Wow!
The start and finish were both at the Coliseum. Irene, Deme's sister and I got there right at the 4.5 hour mark to pick both guys up but they did not emerge until the 5 hour mark. The cold Torino winter did not do Deme any good as he did not train as vigilantly as he would have liked. Still the finished with Stefano by his side the entire way. Way to go guys! You made it! How great it must have felt to complete a marathon in the city you love best in the entire world alongside your most cherished friend. I get choked up just thinking about it.
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