The Darlington Marathon happens to fall smack dab on my Birthday… that’s September 31st for all of those who have to ask and in a very kind gesture, was offered by the race director a free entry.
I went out on a limb and asked if I could get the #42 bib since I would running the marathon on my 42nd birthday and they said “Yes”. So way cool there!
So one of the selling points of the Darlington Marathon is that you get to finish On The Track of Darlington Raceway (@TooToughToTame). Just like the Knoxville Marathon (@chknoxmarathon) where you get to finish on the 50 yard line in Neyland Stadium, at Darlington you get to finish the race in a place that you’d normally would be unable to as a member of the general public.
Given that Darlington Raceway is a NASCAR venue, I wondered who was the #42 driver in NASCAR. Turns out it is Juan Pablo Montoya (@jpmontoya). So in 2013, both myself and Juan Pablo Montoya will be crossing the finish line ON the Darlington Speedway with the number 42.