March Madness 2015: Elite 8!

This is not the actual trophy. The actual trophy will be much more imaginary. Flickr Commons image by shorts and longs
This is not the actual trophy. The actual trophy will be much more imaginary. Flickr Commons image by shorts and longs

Can you believe we’ve finally made it to Round IV of our March Madness Greatest Marathon Tournament where YOU get to decide which U.S. marathon (that isn’t a NYC, Boston, Chicago or the other gigantic marathons) is tops! We started with 64 awesome marathons with between 800 and 8,000 participants and we’re now down to our Elite 8!

In Round III, we had some very interesting results (Click here for the updated bracket). Kiawah Island Golf Resorts Marathon just might be the little marathon that could, beating out Competitor Group’s very popular Country Music Marathon. This time our closest victory, also in the South region, went to the Louisiana Marathon, which narrowly edged out Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon. Our biggest victor was Columbus, this time handily defeating Grandma’s. Can anyone take Cbus down? It’s up to YOU!

Click here for the updated bracket.

What will happen in Round IV? YOU decide! Voting closes at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, April 4.

West Division

1. Eugene Marathon (14) vs Big Sur International Marathon (5):

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South Division

1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon (15)  vs Louisiana Marathon (11):

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East Division

1. Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon (2) vs Wineglass Marathon (8):

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Central

1.Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon (3) vs Akron Marathon (12):

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Salty Running boss and mother of 3 little ones with PRs of 3:10:15 (26.2), 1:25:59 (13.1) and 18:15 (5k). I love to write about running culture, mental training, and fitting in a serious running habit with the rest of a busy life.

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