Adidas, Yasso, Kastor; Oh My!
I’ve returned from the runner’s Mecca that was the Boston Marathon Exposition. Never before have I seen such a collection of physically fit people jammed together under one roof.
The Expo is housed in the Hines Convention Center near the finish line. While New York’s Expo took place in one expansive space, Boston’s utlized two large exhibit halls and various ante chambers for Bib pick-up, etc. I think the Boston Expo was larger, just less carvernous.
It was like runner’s Disneyland. Folks scarfed up gewgaw, posters (the offical poster includes the names of every entrant – That’s right, I’m listed on the same poster with Kipkoech Cheruiyot), and expansive quantities of Boston Marathon merchandise. The most notable of which was the jacket. Yes, Doc, I got the real thing.
The only drawback? I had to take out a small loan from a predatory lending firm to cover parking fees.
April 20th, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Yeah! Good choice my man, wear it with pride. Definately wear it on the plane ride home.
Run hard tommorow. We’ll be watching ya!
April 20th, 2008 at 6:04 pm
Some one should have warned you: don’t go to the Boston runner’s expo with your wallet. You will surely buy everything in sight.
Enjoy every second of it!
April 20th, 2008 at 6:39 pm
My wallet literally jumped out of my pocket, announced to the maddening crowd, “Here cometh the big spender!” then flew toward the offical merchandise booth.
I had to follow.
April 21st, 2008 at 8:09 am
The poster is very cool, too.
April 22nd, 2008 at 8:33 pm
THE POSTER ROCKS!