I just wanted to let you know that this morning I went to the course and it's brutally hilly. Read my description of the course here: https://www.letsrun.com/2009/ammanthecourse2009.php.
To get a better idea of what the course is like, you should see the photos gallery: https://www.letsrun.com/photos/...index.html
It's about 5:00 pm here and I just got back from the press conference. German Fernandez was pne of the featured athletes. That's the good news. The bad news - his foot is 100% in a boot thanks to a stress reaction in his foot. Now don't worry, he's still going to give it a go.
I haven't eaten anything all day so I'll try to write up a recap of the press conference soon and include the photos of German and his boot.
But check out the above photo gallery and you'll see he was running fine. He also gave me a great interview and was emphatic that he'd be fine.