Run SMART coach Mike Smith won the 33rd Annual Whiskey Row Marathon and set a new course record this past weekend in Prescott, AZ. Smith was almost 20 minutes ahead of second place, finishing in 2:37:36 on one of the toughest courses in the country (full results).
To put this performance into perspective check out MarathonGuide.com’s description of the course:
This out-and-back course is considered one of the most challenging in the United States. Starting at 5,280 feet, the elevation increases to 7,000 feet over the first seven miles, then down to 5,600 feet at the 13-mile turn around. The course is paved road for the first and last five miles, while the rest of the running route is a trail race on a dirt road maintained by the US Forest Service.
Read Mike’s post-race interview over at The Daily Courier.