Posted: 03/05/2016 at 09:01
i don't think there is a better last drag of any race than the last 4 miles of London. Boston is the special one - the grandaddy of all marafuns, London for atmosphere on the day is more or less on a par. Tokyo and Berlin not quite as good but still amazing races. Can't comment about the other two WMMs but hoping NY is same sort of atmosphere as London.
I've heard it has some quiet sections plus we know it's a tougher course. I'd love to run close to 3 hours over there but I know i'll have to work very hard in the summer and make a noticeable improvement. Then still have a very good race execution on the day. There's got to be at least 5 minutes (if not more) for course difficulty so a 3.05 at NY is comparable to 3.00 in London.