Last year I read Brian Beckstead's race report from the Boston Marathon Double. He started running at the finish line, ran all the way to the start line, then ran the marathon. 52.4 miles to be exact. I've been intrigued ever since.
The St. George Marathon is coming up next Saturday and I'm considering trying for a St. George Double Marathon. The thought of this gives me chunky burps.
Here is the kicker. Going UP the course would be killer. Runner's World ranked St. George as the fastest fall marathon because it is so steep downhill. (Check out the pictures from my race report last year.) Losing more than 2,700 feet during a race sounds fun. Climbing those 2,700 feet first sounds daunting.
The tricky part is that once you start there is no backing out. And it would be rather embarrassing to not get to the starting line before the race starts. I think it would be a good last long run before the Javelina Jundred in four weeks. I'm not committing yet (I'll probably go back and forth a thousand times in the next eight days before the race) but at this point I'm leaning toward giving it a try.