We had run for two hours when we saw the champion Kenyans gliding towards the Alamodome to finish the race. We looked at them with envy. We realized that although we are Kenyans, we were first timers hoping to simlply finish the race.
Stifling humidity and uncomfortably warm conditions made the race extremely difficult. Fortunately, the marathon volunteers used water hoses to spray us., and distributed salt and drinking water. This kept us from getting dehydrated. When we finally got to the Alamodome, our legs were wobbling, but we were excited as we came down the closing stretch. In shared hope and toil, Thiuri and I experienced the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon and it was remarkable. It is an experience we will always cherish.