When you sign up for the Toray Shanghai Marathon, you are asked to provide a cell phone contact number. This year, that meant being the recipient of a series of well-intentioned, but inadvertently hilarious text messages full of “tips.” The last 3 came in at 5 AM the day of the race, ensuring anyone who sleeps near
The 2011 Toray Shanghai International Marathon is rapidly approaching, taking place this year on December 4th. Based on previous years, runners can expect a large, mixed crowd of expat and international visitors, coupled with a relatively smooth registration and race day experience. The route appears to be quite similar to last year’s, with the exception
File this under gadgets we don’t see taking off anytime soon. Would you like to run a marathon with a contraption so large it has to be strapped to your chest, all so you can tweet and livestream every bit of data possible, from your heart rate and pace, to the weather conditions?
Like most international events that are held in China, the Shanghai Marathon 2010 was something of a unique experience. We’ll just call it an international marathon with Chinese characteristics. All in all it was a great experience, even filled with some Chinglish signs towards the end, with nurses holding signs reading something like: “Hazardous cardiac