Catalina Marathon - Mar 15 - Catalina Island, CA
Defending Champion Ben Brown, 26 of La Mirada CA, successfully defended his title -
winning the 2008 Catalina Marathon in 2:48:25. Joshua Loren, 27 of Wilmington DE,
who finished eighth in 2007, was second in 2:57:57.
Email message from Playmate:
Hi guys and gals...
Just wanted to give you the results of our west coast Rebel representative.
Josh ran Catalina yesterday...there aren't any hills in Delaware that compare to it!
Last year, he came in 8th at 3hr 16, but this time came barreling down the finish at
2nd place at 2 hr 57 minutes!!! (Nine minutes past 1st place!)
If you want to get a 2 min 40 sec look at the course, check out this link...You just have
to wait a few seconds past the beginning where it shows the bumpy boat ride over!
YouTube video of race
I'll send some pics to put you all to sleep as soon as I figure it all out!
Follow-up message from Playmate:
I am reading to Josh all your "congrats". He's walking like he has poop in his pants,
but he's feeling good, otherwise. Yes, we have pics to share. When we took the boat over,
there was a gale warning (2 red flags up), and the waters were so rough that the port couldn't
guarantee that we would be able to get back over to the mainland after the race. The winds on
the island were at least between 20-30 mph!
Even crazier yet, the 1st place female ran a 3 hr 31 min marathon...HER FIRST MARATHON EVER, she said!!!
In any case, I have to go now...my poodle is due for a pedicure and waiting in the Ferrari...
her little nails are probably scraping the leather seats and knocking my Mocha-Frappa-Latte w/ Soy
all over the place! I'll never make it to Beverly Hills on time!!!