Much the way we ask athletes where they place their trophies, or actors where they display their Oscars, people always ask marathon runners – “where do you keep your marathon medals”?
For years, “home” for my medals was the spokes (if that’s what their called) along sides of the mirror on my antique dresser. It was really cool for a while, but then, with the multitude of marathons I was running, the medals seemed to take over my dresser!
In fact, these were the medals from 2011 alone!
I decided it was time for action! I looked around and discovered marathon medal displays. I thought this would be a nice touch; a way to celebrate my completion of running approximately 80 marathons, including a marathon in each of the 50 states.
I came across one company, Allied Medal Displays, that I was particularly impressed with, perhaps because they made lots of cool designs, with fun (“Fear No Distance”) or motivational sayings (“Finish Strong”).
Here’s a model designed for “Marathon Maniacs”:
and one for the “50 States”:
here’s another cool one:
The designs cover all sorts of sports, from swimming, to soccer, to karate, to cheerleading, and the prices are reasonable.
In delving further into their designs, I discovered that Allied Medal Displays also made custom designs. The idea popped into my head that I should have a custom display made with the name of this blog – Will Run For Miles. I was so excited! The folks at Allied Medal Displays couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful. Here’s what they sent me:
ITS Great! It took me a while to get it from table to wall, but when I finally did so, I discovered that its easy to hang, and that the display is sturdy even with more than 80 medals hanging from it. I’m so happy with it.
If you want to see their website or contact them, just go to this link: Allied Medal Displays.