First Chicago Marathon

I received the following email from the Chicago Marathon:

Dear Dave Belden,

Congratulations from Bank of America for finishing the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Your recorded finish time was 4:50:03 and you placed 20,436th out of 36,159 finishers.

I was hoping to finish closer to 4 hours, but the heat meant a lot of leg cramping over the last 6 or 7 miles. Still, though, it was a fantastic experience. Special thanks to Tom Herman for cheering me on at Mile 8, and, of course, to MT for catching me at Mile 18.