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@dnelsonstlmo

Saint Charles, MO Raving since 2024 Boston Marathon finisher, 50 States hopeful/finisher, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Active 3 months, 1 week ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Fleet Feet St. Louis

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  • Race that's calling my name:

    London Marathon

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 6, 2021 3:20:50
Half Marathon St. Louis, MO Oct 17, 2021 1:33:08
10K Gulf Shores, AL 2011 42:30:01
5K Boise, ID May 14, 2022 23:30:25

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Past Races (35)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon St. George, UT Oct 7, 2023 4:30:43
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2023 4:22:29
Marathon Eugene, OR Apr 30, 2023 3:46:26
Marathon Saint Paul, MN Oct 2, 2022 3:57:31
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 11, 2022 2:11:23
5K Wilson, WY Jun 4, 2022 24:58:23
5K Boise, ID May 14, 2022 23:30:25
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 18, 2022 3:44:20
Half Marathon St. Louis, MO Jan 22, 2022 1:46:00
Marathon Pass Christian, MS Dec 12, 2021 3:27:36
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 6, 2021 3:20:50
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Oct 17, 2021 1:33:08
Half Marathon Kenosha, WI May 1, 2021 1:52:01
Half Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 20, 2019 1:55:51
Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 9, 2018 4:25:43
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 11, 2018 1:52:43
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE May 6, 2018 1:59:41
Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 29, 2017 4:13:30
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2016 3:41:58
Half Marathon Maryville, IL 2016 1:48:16
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 1, 2015 4:22:58
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 2, 2014 4:14:42
Marathon Pittsburgh, PA May 4, 2014 3:56:50
Half Marathon Nashville, TN 2014 1:50:39
Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 28, 2013 4:19:43
5K Sedona, AZ 2013 25:11:18
Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2013 4:35:01
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 7, 2012 4:20:23
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Feb 9, 2012 4:24:57
Marathon Cincinnati, OH 2012 4:31:21
Half Marathon Overland Park, KS 2012 11:18:12
Half Marathon Lahaina, HI Sep 18, 2011 1:53:55
Half Marathon Seattle, WA Aug 25, 2011 2:08:59
Marathon St. Louis, MO 2011 4:25:43
10K Gulf Shores, AL 2011 42:30:01

My Raves

I knew about the hills. I studied the elevation. I didn't train for them nearly enough. Going over the Golden Gate Bridge twice on a clear day was the highlight. … MORE

I knew about the hills. I studied the elevation. I didn’t train for them nearly enough. Going over the Golden Gate Bridge twice on a clear day was the highlight.

Stayed downtown and walked or Ubered most places. Visited Alcatraz while I was there with the family. Make sure you buy your tickets in advance.

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It took a few years to qualify but it was worth every minute. Stayed downtown at the Marriott Copley. Right across the street from the Star Market (Full size grocery … MORE

It took a few years to qualify but it was worth every minute. Stayed downtown at the Marriott Copley. Right across the street from the Star Market (Full size grocery store). Hotel is walking distance to the busses and close to the finish to Boylston Street. Walked to all the major sites including a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. The Under Amour store a block away will engrave your medal for free after the race. The store had some unofficial merchandise as well.

The race is outstanding. Busses were a little chaotic in the morning, but I arrived with over 1 hour to spare. The men’s option for a restroom was interesting prerace. The crowd support was great including Wellesley College. My time suffered due to the hills in Newton. I thought I was prepared but I was not. The final 50 yards was the highlight.

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$20 entry fee. You run through scenic Forest Park. There are not many water stops on the course. I would recommend carrying fluids. Part of the Frostbite series with a … MORE

$20 entry fee. You run through scenic Forest Park. There are not many water stops on the course. I would recommend carrying fluids. Part of the Frostbite series with a very competitive field.

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This is a great race for a BQ. One hill at mile 25 up a highway ramp. Otherwise, it is a point-to-point race along the water. I had a constant … MORE

This is a great race for a BQ. One hill at mile 25 up a highway ramp. Otherwise, it is a point-to-point race along the water. I had a constant headwind the entire race or it may have been a PR.

Stay at a host hotel and walk everywhere. You are bussed to the start line.

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Drove from St. Louis. Stayed downtown at a Homewood Suites downtown which was easy walking distance to Expo and Start/Finish Line. There was an Old Spaghetti Factory across the street. … MORE

Drove from St. Louis. Stayed downtown at a Homewood Suites downtown which was easy walking distance to Expo and Start/Finish Line. There was an Old Spaghetti Factory across the street. I ate there for lunch and walked around the corner for Pizza for dinner. Race day featured overcast skies and 30 degrees at the gun. These made for ideal conditions. I don’t remember one hill on the race. Decent medal. I wasn’t a fan of the shirt. That is the only complaint if that even counts.

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This was the race that gave me confidence to qualify for Boston. One hill at the beginning of the race. First prize in my age group got me a pumpkin … MORE

This was the race that gave me confidence to qualify for Boston. One hill at the beginning of the race. First prize in my age group got me a pumpkin pie. Parking was a nightmare.

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The full was not offered this year due to coming out of Covid. Easy drive from St. Louis. Had a difficult time finding a restaurant in Kenosha for a carb … MORE

The full was not offered this year due to coming out of Covid. Easy drive from St. Louis. Had a difficult time finding a restaurant in Kenosha for a carb meal. Tiny expo. The race was just average. No complaint but nothing to brag about.

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This was one of my favorite half-marathons. I wish I would have run the full. Running over the bridge into Canada was great. Yes, I carried my passport just in … MORE

This was one of my favorite half-marathons. I wish I would have run the full. Running over the bridge into Canada was great. Yes, I carried my passport just in case. You must have it to get your bib. Coming back to the US via the underground tunnel was eerie.

Downtown Detroit was great. Walked to all meals and a Lions game after the race.

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This was a great weekend. I was able to attend a Mavericks game on Saturday night, race Sunday morning, and catch a Cowboys game Sunday afternoon. Stayed downtown within walking … MORE

This was a great weekend. I was able to attend a Mavericks game on Saturday night, race Sunday morning, and catch a Cowboys game Sunday afternoon. Stayed downtown within walking distance from the race. My legs got destroyed after the big hill at White Lake. Fun race with good swag.

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This was a tough race. It was delayed several hours due to storms. I was impressed it didn't get canceled. The downside was it got hot and humid after the … MORE

This was a tough race. It was delayed several hours due to storms. I was impressed it didn’t get canceled. The downside was it got hot and humid after the storms. The hills at the park at the halfway point wiped me out. Running through Churchill Downs was a highlight. Good medal!

Stayed downtown and walked everywhere.

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This is a must-do marathon outside of the World Majors. You run all over the DC area including the Pentagon, the Mall, etc. A Marine Lieutenant will give your medal … MORE

This is a must-do marathon outside of the World Majors. You run all over the DC area including the Pentagon, the Mall, etc. A Marine Lieutenant will give your medal at the finish line at the Iwo Jima Memorial.

I used the Metro to get everywhere during the week. Plan on staying a few days before or after.

Great medal and shirt!

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Marathon X - I ran this race 8 years ago so my memories are limited. It was a rainy cold race. Stayed downtown with no issues getting to Expo or … MORE

Marathon X – I ran this race 8 years ago so my memories are limited. It was a rainy cold race. Stayed downtown with no issues getting to Expo or the start line. They gave you a small medal at the finish because the actual medals hadn’t arrived. The box must have weighed 10+ pounds when it was sent to my house. Make this your race if you need to knock Arkansas off of your list.

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World Major II, Marathon IX - This was my first time running NYC. Everything is first class. The only negative is the amount of time waiting at Staten Island. It … MORE

World Major II, Marathon IX – This was my first time running NYC. Everything is first class. The only negative is the amount of time waiting at Staten Island. It was cold and super windy.

The headwind during the race reached up to 40mph. I cramped up around Central Park. Passing Tiki Barber (NFL) was a highlight. It is a long walk to get out of Central Park and back to your hotel.

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Marathon VIII - This was my first sub 4 so this is a special one. Downtown Pittsburgh is underrated. Went to a Pirates game before the race and had a … MORE

Marathon VIII – This was my first sub 4 so this is a special one. Downtown Pittsburgh is underrated. Went to a Pirates game before the race and had a great time.

Loved running over the bridge. There was nice downhill mile at 20 that propelled me to the finish line. Awesome medal!

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This is an easy 5 drive home. Stayed downtown so I could walk to start and finish line. I don't remember much since it was over 10 years ago. I … MORE

This is an easy 5 drive home. Stayed downtown so I could walk to start and finish line. I don’t remember much since it was over 10 years ago. I do remember running on the 50-yard line of the Titans stadium. Medal was of poor quality.

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Marathon VI - It has been 10+ years since I ran OKC. I remember staying at a Hampton Inn downtown and walking to the start line. There is a church … MORE

Marathon VI – It has been 10+ years since I ran OKC. I remember staying at a Hampton Inn downtown and walking to the start line. There is a church close to the beginning that serves free pancakes. I remember Hardee’s Cheeseburgers after finishing. Good race

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Marathon VII - This was a tough reason for me but not because of the course. It was hard to get ready for a night race from a nutrition and … MORE

Marathon VII – This was a tough reason for me but not because of the course. It was hard to get ready for a night race from a nutrition and mental perspective. Plus, I walked probably 10 miles a day leading up to the race. The race is still outstanding. You ran down the strip to the Welcome to Las Vegas sign and turned around and went to old town Vegas. However, after that it was desolate and in some sketchy neighborhoods. It is a flat track.

Rock n Roll only offers a half now. This is highly recommended just to run down the strip.

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Marathon V- World Major #1 - Flat race, great city. My only gripe was the organization of the Expo. It took a long time just to get in. Overall, this … MORE

Marathon V- World Major #1 – Flat race, great city. My only gripe was the organization of the Expo. It took a long time just to get in. Overall, this is a great race, great crowd support, and great pizza after the race is over.

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Marathon II - Yes, it is expensive and yes there is a lot of highway running. However, you get to run through all 4 parks including through the castle. You … MORE

Marathon II – Yes, it is expensive and yes there is a lot of highway running. However, you get to run through all 4 parks including through the castle. You can even ride Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom because it will be open during the race.

Flat race and early start.

Wear your medal everywhere you go after the race.

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My Uncle lives in Overland Park so this was an easy 4 drive from St. Louis. It has been over 10 years since I ran this race so I don't … MORE

My Uncle lives in Overland Park so this was an easy 4 drive from St. Louis. It has been over 10 years since I ran this race so I don’t remember too much. The shirt and medal are nice. This knocked out a half or full for Kansas and was inexpensive.

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Marathon IV - I stayed in Covington, KY and walked across the bridge to the start line. The race briefly goes overs in Kentucky. It was a hot day, and … MORE

Marathon IV – I stayed in Covington, KY and walked across the bridge to the start line. The race briefly goes overs in Kentucky. It was a hot day, and I just ran the St. Louis GO 3 weeks earlier. My official time was not my best. The city goes all out. Make this your Ohio race.

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My biggest regret was not running the full. You start in darkness as the sun come up running along the ocean. Sponges with cold water were handed out later in … MORE

My biggest regret was not running the full. You start in darkness as the sun come up running along the ocean. Sponges with cold water were handed out later in the race due to the heat. Race ended outside of my hotel (Sheraton Black Rocks). Highly recommended.

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Started in Tukwila and ends downtown. Stayed a few days and explored the city including a Seattle Mariners game. Visit San Juan island if you have time. Solid race! MORE

Started in Tukwila and ends downtown. Stayed a few days and explored the city including a Seattle Mariners game. Visit San Juan island if you have time. Solid race!

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This was Marathon #1. The race takes you by all the major St. Louis landmarks. Hills throughout the race including Forest Park. The race has now been discontinued by Rock … MORE

This was Marathon #1. The race takes you by all the major St. Louis landmarks. Hills throughout the race including Forest Park. The race has now been discontinued by Rock and Roll

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