(photo by A Lady in London)
When I wrote about which restaurants to dine at along the route of the NYC Marathon, I intended the guide to be for spectators not participants. But after hearing about the Medoc Marathon (pictured above) in southwestern France, I may have to rethink this. Julie, who writes the entertaining travel blog, A Lady in London, ran the Medoc Marathon in a Little Red Riding Hood costume last month and finished all 26.2 miles despite a few wine-tasting stops (including the famous Chateau Lafite Rothschild vineyard) along the way.
Julie is a 20-something Californian who has been living in London for the past three years and travels to other places about twice a month. Her next trip is Singapore, and I’m looking forward to reading all about it. It’s clear that she has fun wherever she goes, as evidenced in the video (posted below) she made below about her romp through the Medoc Marathon. This wine-and-cheese extravaganza has got to be the world’s coolest race — I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this looks a lot more enjoyable than the Cayman Islands Marathon, which has a 5 AM start time to beat the heat. At least the Cayman course is known as the one of the world’s flattest, as I’m sure the Medoc crew was cursing Bordeaux’s beautiful rolling hills.