Well I finished my first New Zealand marathon and lived to tell the tale. The time was a bit disappointing: 3:53:00. Definitely not a personal record. We got off to a great start; hit the half-way point at 1:45:00. But my knee injury flared up around the 22 mile mark, so we came in at a much slower pace. But it was a perfect day, a beautiful course, and I finished it with a good buddy.