Monday, April 16, 2012

Marathon Monday

the entire weekend it was pleasantly warm. but today, monday, it was HOT! it was some 30 degrees celsius (86 F). being the third monday in april, it was patriot's day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon. a day off for some, but not for everyone... (although this morning in the subway it seemed we were the only ones headed for work).
in between work, we went to finally catch a glimpse of this famous marathon. by now it was the third time that we were in boston during this day, and we had never seen it! it was hot! so hot. and all we had to do was walk a little and watch... that was almost too much for me already.. imagine all those that just ran 26.2 miles (some 45 kilometres!!) in this weather.... unbelievable... but 27,000 people did just that today.
most of my pics were crappy, so above a picture that tim took. amazing how so many runners still could smile while at the end of the race. or perhaps just because of that; this was at the 26 mile-point, they were almost there...

7 comments:

Cesc Sales said...

This year i hope finish my first half marathon!

Andy said...

Great photo of one happy runner!

biebkriebels said...

Yeeeh, what a nice picture, she looks so happy running in that heat! 30 degrees C....sigh, here it is 8 C at the moment.

tallahasseepics said...

When HLN reported on the marathon, they said everyone was sued to training in lower temps but let me tell you, the folks I know from N. Florida who went to Boston are all too familiar with the 80s for running! I am sure they were fine.

tallahasseepics said...

*used. Sorry, typo.

Kay said...

Whew! That's a long run in very hot temps! Good shot, Tim!

NixBlog said...

Great action shot!