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This is the most competitive half marathon in SC based on the quality of the field and the times posted, although Kiawah's half is close behind. Both races have fast, flat courses. MB tends to get more runners from the northeast and mid-west for some reason. Both Kiawah and MB are on the coast and in good tourism areas.
I've never done the MB...
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When to Retire a Running Shoe 2/18/2013 - NY Times Ryan Hall, one of the world's best distance runners, used to pride himself on wearing his running shoes into nubs. No more. Now he assiduously replaces his shoes after running about 200 miles in them. He goes through two pairs a month.