The course was incredibly hilly. It was like running a roller coaster. Athens has hills, but they are nothing compared to Nashville. Athens' hills go up steeply and then come down. Nashville's hills stretch on and on and on and on. The wind kicked up pretty badly, and the fans were great until they were no more (thin from about mile 16 to 24). Was wishing for more music, since it was the Country Music Marathon. I guess by the time I got through, they had all gone home.