So I compared the Nike and Detroit marathons to others we have done, Umstead, Bayshore and New York. I threw in Boston which we will be doing next year. I got these from MapMyRun.com, and carefully put them at the same scale (1 pixel for every 5 feet)
I thought I would post this for others who like to obsess. Enjoy.
Comparing the elevation profiles of:
- The Umstead Marathon (in Raleigh, NC)
- The Nike Women's Marathon (in San Francisco)
- The Detroit Marathon (Had to add in the tunnel and bridge)
- The Bayshore Marathon (in Traverse City, MI)
- The New York Marathon (Might not have the bridges)
- The Boston Marathon
- Grandfather Mountain Marathon (Boone, NC)
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