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@matthew.ranalletta

San Francisco, CA Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher, Seven Continents Club active 6 days, 23 hours ago

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(Marathon &/or Ultra) + Half

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 3, 2019 3:31:10
Half Marathon San Leandro, CA Aug 3, 2019 1:35:54

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon London, United Kingdom Apr 26, 2020
Marathon Arrowtown, New Zealand 2020
Marathon King George Island, Antarctica 2022

Past Races (26)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 3, 2019 3:31:10
Marathon Cape Town, South Africa Sep 15, 2019 3:38:49
Half Marathon San Leandro, CA Aug 3, 2019 1:35:54
Marathon Tokyo, Japan Mar 3, 2019 3:52:11
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Feb 3, 2019 1:37:36
Half Marathon Portland, OR Oct 7, 2018 1:39:39
Marathon Stockholm, Sweden Jun 2, 2018 4:17:19
Half Marathon Oakland, CA Mar 25, 2018 1:38:05
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 5, 2017 3:55:57
Half Marathon El Sobrante, CA Sep 23, 2017 1:42:48
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 19, 2017 4:25:47
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Feb 5, 2017 1:45:27
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 31, 2016 4:05:31
Half Marathon Vancouver, Canada May 1, 2016 1:48:56
Half Marathon Berkeley, CA Nov 22, 2015 1:50:13
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Nov 8, 2015 1:50:31
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 27, 2015 4:13:40
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 26, 2014 4:29:34
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Sep 7, 2014 1:44:20
Half Marathon Chicago, IL 2013 1:46:33
Marathon Chicago, IL 2013 4:15:22
Marathon Chicago, IL 2012 4:28:09
Half Marathon Chicago, IL 2012 1:47:56
Marathon Chicago, IL 2011 4:56:27
Half Marathon Chicago, IL 2011 1:47:28
Half Marathon Chicago, IL 2010 1:58:27

My Raves

New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

This was my second time running it, and it was even more enjoyable this time around. The hills on the bridges seem difficult for people, but if you do training … MORE

This was my second time running it, and it was even more enjoyable this time around. The hills on the bridges seem difficult for people, but if you do training runs on hills and fuel yourself properly during the race, you’ll be fine.

I think the three different Start Villages are still a bit of a mess organizationally, but I do love that you get free coffee and bagels. And the port-a-potty lines in each village are not that bad compared to other races.

For those choosing between gear check and post-race poncho (I’ve done both), definitely do the poncho if you can swing it. You exit the finish chute faster, and the poncho is super warm and nice! I’ll definitely be keeping it for future races.

For transportation, I recommend choosing the Midtown bus option instead of the ferry + bus option. Both take a super long time (2+ hours), but it’s nicer to have a one-seat ride instead of having to transfer.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Tokyo Marathon

Tokyo Marathon

Loved the city scenery on the course, although I do I wish it was on all new roads the entire time instead of an out-and-back after the 10k mark. Start … MORE

Loved the city scenery on the course, although I do I wish it was on all new roads the entire time instead of an out-and-back after the 10k mark.

Start line is very messy and it was hard to even get a spot in the corral, so maybe some additional waves would be better.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon (Kaiser Half)

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon (Kaiser Half)

If you like a course that's net downhill, half of it literally along the Pacific Ocean, and always in great running weather, this is the race for you. I PR'd … MORE

If you like a course that’s net downhill, half of it literally along the Pacific Ocean, and always in great running weather, this is the race for you. I PR’d this year and I couldn’t be happier

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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