Watching others run a marathon is nuts. You see all body types, varieties in running form, shoes or no shoes, clothes or barely clothes. You see runners caught up in a high and runners pushing through the deep darkness. The steady rush of runners that pass by can make you dizzy. At least, that’s my excuse for why I MISSED many of the runners I was looking out for at mile 15 of the LA Marathon last Sunday!
At any rate, you usually see some amazing and funny stuff on a marathon course. Sometimes you catch it in a photograph! Here are a few of my grainy photos. Some are inspirational, some funny, and some are the backs of my friends who saw me first, yelled my name, and then kept running on as I scrambled to take a bad photo. 🙁
Running Bloggers spotted on the course:
Running Rachel’s 2nd Marathon
Shane (calf sleeves) and the chafing guy (behind him).
Speaking of uncomfortable looking runners…
I saw Shane and missed Rachel at the finish…
I heard Rachel call my name as I took this picture and realized she was already past me! So I sprinted up as far as I could go and barely caught a video of her running away. See instagram for that awesome footage.
3 friends who don’t know each run the same pace….
Some runners just float by…
I love seeing different fuel techniques:
White Tank Top: This tiny lady was all business.
The determination on this guy’s face:
Flag runners are always a crowd favorite.
Then there are the awe-inspiring.
While watching all the runners go by is surely a fun experience that motivates and inspires you, I still firmly believe I would much rather be running the marathon than spectating!
- Have you gone to see runners at a marathon? Fun? Hectic?
- What is the best/worst thing you’ve seen on a race course?