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@marthamusto

Vail, CO Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Active 2 months, 1 week ago

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 25, 2022 4:48:51
Half Marathon New York, NY Apr 30, 2017 2:14:49
10 Miler Bronx, NY Sep 25, 2016 1:44:57
10K New York, NY Jun 11, 2016 1:03:00
1 Miler New York, NY Sep 3, 2016 8:08

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon South Pomfret, VT Jun 2, 2024

Past Races (37)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Tokyo, Japan Mar 3, 2024 5:02:25
10K New York, NY Feb 4, 2024
Half Marathon New York, NY Jan 28, 2024 2:29:57
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 14, 2024 2:21:00
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN Oct 28, 2023 2:19:20
10K New York, NY Jun 10, 2023 1:09:05
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jun 4, 2023 2:31:06
Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA May 21, 2023 2:22:55
Marathon London, United Kingdom Apr 23, 2023 5:13:18
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 15, 2023 2:24:36
Half Marathon Concord, NH Oct 23, 2022 2:21:21
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 25, 2022 4:48:51
10K Cape Elizabeth, ME Aug 6, 2022 1:03:09
Half Marathon Frenchtown, MT Jun 26, 2022 2:23:52
Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY May 21, 2022 2:18:56
Half Marathon New York, NY Apr 10, 2022 2:15:35
Half Marathon Hilo, HI Mar 20, 2022 2:22:47
Half Marathon Clearwater, FL Jan 30, 2022 2:19:19
Half Marathon Princeton, NJ Nov 14, 2021 2:15:26
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 10, 2021 5:00:29
Half Marathon Tucson, AZ Mar 27, 2021 2:49:18
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 27, 2019 5:07:18
Marathon Burlington, VT May 26, 2019 4:54:31
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 17, 2019 2:18:41
Half Marathon Falmouth, MA Oct 28, 2018 2:25:24
Marathon Bath, NY Sep 30, 2018 5:26:01
10K New York, NY Jun 9, 2018 1:06:53
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 18, 2018 2:15:01
Half Marathon New York, NY Jan 21, 2018 2:18:40
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 5, 2017 5:20:01
Half Marathon Staten Island, NY Oct 8, 2017 2:22:22
Half Marathon New York, NY Apr 30, 2017 2:14:49
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Mar 26, 2017 2:15:23
10 Miler Bronx, NY Sep 25, 2016 1:44:57
1 Miler New York, NY Sep 3, 2016 8:08
10K New York, NY Jun 11, 2016 1:03:00
Half Marathon New York, NY Apr 17, 2016 2:29:29

My Raves

I don't think I have much to add that the other reviewers have already said. No health tracking app this year. All the official Asics race swag was sold out … MORE

I don’t think I have much to add that the other reviewers have already said. No health tracking app this year. All the official Asics race swag was sold out when I arrived at the expo on day 2. Major bummer. Expo was a bit of a disappointment. There are toilets at the start. There are clothing bins drops on the lead up to the start line. The website is hugely lacking in any information about the race for runners.
It was fun and interesting to visit Tokyo. So very clean and well organized.

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Very well organized. you have to run Harlem Hill 3 times. Always fun in the city. 2 and a quarter loops of Central Park. It was tough this year as … MORE

Very well organized. you have to run Harlem Hill 3 times. Always fun in the city. 2 and a quarter loops of Central Park. It was tough this year as it was raining and quite cold. Great support from the heroic volunteers.

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Great race for a 50 stater. Airport is easy to navigate. Super friendly Uber drivers. So many hotels to choose from. Loop course with start and finish in downtown. Fall … MORE

Great race for a 50 stater. Airport is easy to navigate. Super friendly Uber drivers. So many hotels to choose from. Loop course with start and finish in downtown. Fall foliage and charming Halloween decor in the neighborhoods. Great expo. Brooks apparel on sale. Fantastic finisher area! Beer and pizza!

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In my opinion New York Road Runners put on the best racing events hands down. There were a couple hills on this year's course going through the park. Pro runners … MORE

In my opinion New York Road Runners put on the best racing events hands down. There were a couple hills on this year’s course going through the park. Pro runners like Keira D’Amato and Alexi Pappas were on hand to welcome runners at the finish line and to take photos with fans.

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The neighborhoods were a delight to go through. Great community spectator support. May not be a PR unless you like running hills. Not bad though. Very well organized. Find a … MORE

The neighborhoods were a delight to go through. Great community spectator support. May not be a PR unless you like running hills. Not bad though. Very well organized. Find a hotel near the expo, because the start and finish line is right there.

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I agree with all that the other reviews said. I was disappointed in the lack of information on the website. No map of the start area or finish area. The … MORE

I agree with all that the other reviews said. I was disappointed in the lack of information on the website. No map of the start area or finish area. The official app was not released until the week of the race. On a positive note, the people of London showed up big time for us! Crowd support rivaled NYC.

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Great spectators with good signs. Well organized and lots of water/aid stations. Fabulous post race food. Full on buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, pancakes and ice cream … MORE

Great spectators with good signs. Well organized and lots of water/aid stations. Fabulous post race food. Full on buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, pancakes and ice cream sandwiches (all free!). Stay at the Hilton for easy access to start and finish lines. As well as expo in the convention center.

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Point to point race with 900 feet declines. Yet there are a couple hills, but the downhill outweighs the uphill. Free shuttle to the start from downtown Concord. I recommend … MORE

Point to point race with 900 feet declines. Yet there are a couple hills, but the downhill outweighs the uphill. Free shuttle to the start from downtown Concord. I recommend staying at the “Hotel Concord”. Walking distance to finish line. Plenty of water stations. Early registrants received a technical fleece 1/4 zip long sleeve. No expo, just bib pick up at Millennium Running the day before or same day bib pick up. Beautiful reviews through out the course. Quintessential New England experience. The race starts in an orchard! No parking for runners there, you must be dropped off if you don’t arrive by shuttle.

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Hilo is not a resort area, so if you are coming here with the idea of relaxing spending time before or after the race, perhaps Kona is a better choice … MORE

Hilo is not a resort area, so if you are coming here with the idea of relaxing spending time before or after the race, perhaps Kona is a better choice for that. The host hotel was about a mile from the race start/finish. We saw a fair amount of homeless people in town.
I was prepared for the hills and honestly it wasn’t that bad. First 3 or so miles was a gradual incline along a 2 lane busy road. Not so scenic. But then you turn off into residential area and this had some beautiful views. It was an out and back, so the down hill part was heavenly! 197 runners in the half. So not a big event. Small hometown feel. Swag was a big disappointing. They ran out of my size for the t-shirt and the design not so great. They had a nice little expo. Only water was offered post race. They claim of hundreds of volunteers along the course is simply false. I think this is a good race if you are going for a half in every state. Easy in and easy out.

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The big draw for me was hearing Ali Feller (podcaster Ali on the Run) announcing my name at the finish! Coming from the mountains of Colorado to sea level, I … MORE

The big draw for me was hearing Ali Feller (podcaster Ali on the Run) announcing my name at the finish!

Coming from the mountains of Colorado to sea level, I thought I was going to nail a PR, but alas I did not. So much for altitude training. The bridges give you some incline, but it wasn’t that difficult. I did not even have to stop and walk, and I am not a fan of hills. The best views were from the bridges. Also, the neighborhoods were pretty. No crowd support, until the finish where others runners cheered you to the line.

Aids stations were plentiful and well run. I chose not to use my hydration vest. Crazy cold weather that day. 32 degrees at the start. I wore full winter running gear. I felt sorry for those not prepared with gloves.

3 weeks post race and I have not received any race photos. I did get a video of the finish line that is the entire race. I scrolled through and did a screen capture to get a finish line picture of myself.

Overall, fun race.

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Great cause to support youth in the development of their sexual and gender identity, and equip them with an understanding of how to have safe, consensual, and healthy relationships. MORE

Great cause to support youth in the development of their sexual and gender identity, and equip them with an understanding of how to have safe, consensual, and healthy relationships.

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