Shanghaiist needs a massage. On Saturday we took part in the 2007 Great Wall Marathon, a race of 42.195km (26 miles), including two stretches of about 9km each on the Great Wall itself. The rest in the countryside. About 1,300 runners — a lot of Americans, some South Africans, Australians, Mexicans, Dutch, Danish, British, a few French … and even four goats and an Olympic female mountain biker from New Zealand — took part in the marathon. We all started at 7.30 am … and seven hours later, Shanghaiist completed the race, with sore legs and sunburned shoulder. But how proud we were!
We ran with our camera, too, and snapped some photos during the race. Enjoy!