I got the pleasure of spectating a marathon for the first time. I was there to support "Marathon Man" in a vicarious way though Celine. It was all sorts of interesting. It was exciting to watch a marathon in my home town. So instead of blabbing on about a marathon I didn't run, here are some pictures I managed to get along the way. It can be real fun watching runners from the sidelines.
The start of the half marathon
Someone shit in his cornflakes this morning
Lovely crisp cool morning for a marathon
We all love water station volunteers!
The Marathon Man himself, not even stopping.
A bib number NOBODY wants to get. Well, maybe except me.
For some, it doesn't feel cold. Insane. I was wearing a scarf and toque.
This kid is either 13 or 15, we couldn't hear the M.C. very well. Either way, he ran a 3:30 marathon.
Everybody needs more cowbell
Celine and her twin friend Erin. I couldn't resist. You guys even have the same hair colour and black hoods.
Literally 5 feet from the timing mat.
Aaaand, done. 3:38 gives him a direct entry to NYC Marathon next year. Congrats! An inspiration to watch.