By far and away this is the best of the 10 marathons that I have run. The finisher's medal is awesome, and the shirt is the best that I have ever received for any race. The Osprey flyover was a wonderful sight. That plus the presence and leading role of the USMC is very honoring and makes me proud to be an American. My hats off to the guys and girls in uniform...indeed they embody Semper Fidelis!