Submitted by KSCA on 29. November 2006 - 2:03
The Shanghai Marathon was held on Nov 26. The weather was nice at around 15C and overcast. The route was primarily flat, passing through Shanghai CBD and on to the industrial areas. One bad thing about the route is that they were not totally closed for the race.
There were vehicles running in the opposite direction, and since all the intersections were closed for the runners, the vehicles piled up on the opposite side of the road, emiting exhaust, making you feel like running in the middle of a downtown congestion. Otherwise the race was quite well organised, with lots of support from the spectators. All atheletes actually can get a certificate immediately after crossing the finishing line, with time and rank documented (wonder why it took some clubs up to 6 days to publish results ??).
After all being said and done, I won't run Shanghai again due to the pollution.