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@dunguyen90

DENMARK Raving since 2018 World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Du Nguyen active 2 months, 1 week ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 29, 2018 4:45:52
Half Marathon Copenhagen, Denmark Sep 17, 2017 1:52:58

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Past Races (17)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Barcelona, Spain Feb 10, 2019 2:13:06
Half Marathon Staten Island, NY Oct 14, 2018 2:06:35
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 7, 2018 4:47:07
Half Marathon Saltmarket, United Kingdom Sep 30, 2018 2:09:04
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 16, 2018 5:00:55
Half Marathon Gateshead, United Kingdom Sep 9, 2018 2:25:10
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 29, 2018 4:45:52
Half Marathon Tromso, Norway Jun 16, 2018 2:07:46
Half Marathon Cancale, France May 26, 2018 2:09:58
Marathon Copenhagen, Denmark May 13, 2018 4:55:58
Marathon Vienna, Austria Apr 22, 2018 4:57:49
Half Marathon Oak Harbor, WA Apr 14, 2018 2:53:20
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Apr 8, 2018 2:02:10
Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal Mar 11, 2018 2:06:30
Half Marathon Verona, Italy Feb 18, 2018 1:56:58
Half Marathon Copenhagen, Denmark Sep 17, 2017 1:52:58
Half Marathon Berlin, Germany Apr 2, 2017 2:02:26

My Raves

eDreams Barcelona Half Marathon

eDreams Barcelona Half Marathon

Good: Great weather for a February race Fast and straight route Plentiful water and energy drinks at the water stations Meh: Not the most scenic route, all the Barcelona neighborhoods … MORE

Good:
Great weather for a February race
Fast and straight route
Plentiful water and energy drinks at the water stations

Meh:
Not the most scenic route, all the Barcelona neighborhoods look the same
That one 180 turn

Bad:
Finish area is filled with people and makes it hard to find friends afterwards

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
2
SWAG
3

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Staten Island Half

Staten Island Half

Good: Very well run race, NYRR really knows how to stage a race with easy access, plenty of volunteers to take care of the runners and a well-organized effort overall … MORE

Good:
Very well run race, NYRR really knows how to stage a race with easy access, plenty of volunteers to take care of the runners and a well-organized effort overall
Beautiful course with views of the Verrazzano Bridge and Lower Manhattan skyline
The course starts and ends at the same spot (this is a preference of mine) and it’s at the ferry terminal which made it easier to get to and from Staten Island
Good and frequent aid stations
Very good post-race snack bag, just enough to replenish without all of the ads usually in these bags
Cool long-sleeved shirts (because how many running t-shirts to I really need?)

Meh:
A bit hilly and having the finish end with a long uphill section is a bit unfortunate
Roads are a bit narrow at parts

Bad:
Nothing bad in particular

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Good: Beautiful course which showed off all the different neighborhoods AND went into the city Great aid stations which were well spaced apart and had plenty of options Great swag … MORE

Good:
Beautiful course which showed off all the different neighborhoods AND went into the city
Great aid stations which were well spaced apart and had plenty of options
Great swag bag with plenty of different snacks and so many calories to replenish with
Great organization
Awesome crowd! Really amazing to see people on every single mile of the course
I, personally, had a great performance

Meh:
The bridges need to be covered completely with carpets as the metal grids seem unsteady to run on
Where’s all the bananas? I think I only saw one aid station with bananas
A bit rainy

Bad:
Honestly, nothing was really that bad

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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Great Scottish Run

Great Scottish Run

Good: Beautiful course with mix of green parts and city parts Great aid stations which were well spaced Good weather for the most part Good swag bag with plenty of … MORE

Good:
Beautiful course with mix of green parts and city parts
Great aid stations which were well spaced
Good weather for the most part
Good swag bag with plenty of different snacks
Good organization

Meh:
The uphill section in the first kilometer was not appreciated
The bit of rain coming in

Bad:
The highway stretch was very boring (but luckily short)

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Berlin Marathon

Berlin Marathon

Good: This is the fastest marathon course. Running the same course as the elite runners especially on the day the world record was broken. Great spacing of water stations. Great … MORE

Good:
This is the fastest marathon course.
Running the same course as the elite runners especially on the day the world record was broken.
Great spacing of water stations.
Great crowd covering the entire course.

Meh:
Not all toilets have toilet paper…
Maybe all the starting heats/waves shouldn’t start that long after each other.

Bad:
My own performance 🙁

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4

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Great North Run

Great North Run

Good: Largest half marathon in the world Well organized The air show was awesome Amazing support along the entire route Meh: Luggage buses a bit unsafe due to per bus … MORE

Good:
Largest half marathon in the world
Well organized
The air show was awesome
Amazing support along the entire route

Meh:
Luggage buses a bit unsafe due to per bus access instead of having dedicated bagage handlers
Boring route along the highway

Bad:
My own performance 🙁

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
2
SWAG
4

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San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco Marathon

Good: It was awesome to run across the Golden Gate Bridge! Fun to run past the piers. The weather was extremely nice! The supporters in the last half of the … MORE

Good:
It was awesome to run across the Golden Gate Bridge!
Fun to run past the piers.
The weather was extremely nice!
The supporters in the last half of the marathon were really awesome as they brought out extra snacks for whoever needed it.
Cool hexagon medal (although sharp corners!)
Spacious start and finish areas.

Meh:
Not being allowed to run on the road track of the Golden Gate Bridge but only the footpath.
The electrolyte solution offered did not taste that well.
The water at the aid stations had a slightly strange taste as well.
Hilly course.

Bad:
Not enough toilets in the first half of the marathon. Huge queues everywhere and I spent 4-5 minutes waiting at one point.
Aid stations located at where the marathon runners and half marathon runners met again and until after Golden Gate Park, were completely overwhelmed and could not provide enough water and electrolyte quickly enough.
The Golden Gate Bridge view where runners had to go under the bridge, there was a path down that was very narrow, filled with loose rocks, uneven and steep which is extremely dangerous for ankles and the likes.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
3
My Report
SCENERY
3
SWAG
2
My Media

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Deception Pass Marathon & Half

Deception Pass Marathon & Half

Good: Beautiful course! Awesome volunteers and friendly spirit from volunteers and participants. Great aid stations with any kind of snack, energy, and beverage you could wish for. Awesome handcrafted wooden … MORE

Good:
Beautiful course!
Awesome volunteers and friendly spirit from volunteers and participants.
Great aid stations with any kind of snack, energy, and beverage you could wish for.
Awesome handcrafted wooden medal.
A glass is given as swag!
Did I mention beautiful course?

Meh:
Weather wasn’t that great.
Track was extremely muddy at places.
Some of the markings could be hard to spot.

Bad:
It’s located in the middle of nowhere, which if you’re not a local with a car, can be hard to reach.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4
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Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco 1/2 Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco 1/2 Marathon

Good: Awesome course! Weather was amazing with beautiful sunrise over the city. Great aid stations with plenty of different snacks. Extremely supportive crowd and lots of music stations. Cool and … MORE

Good:
Awesome course!
Weather was amazing with beautiful sunrise over the city.
Great aid stations with plenty of different snacks.
Extremely supportive crowd and lots of music stations.
Cool and colorful medal.
One of the best organized races I’ve participated in.

Meh:
Early start but the race still began about 20 minutes after the planned start time.
With the amount of people running, the footpath on the Golden Gate Bridge is not wide enough for this kind of race.

Bad:
Running down under the bridge included running on a dirt track which was steep and a bit dangerous to run on.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5
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