Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Recap from a Boston Marathon 2014 Spectactor

Hello Finish Line!
Marathon Monday was truly a special day. The sun was out, the crowds were animated, there was so much excitement in the air, you could feel it, I swear! I walked from the North End with two friends down to Boylston Street (through two security checkpoints!) and then on to Beacon Street where we settled in at the 40k mark. We got there early enough to see the elites finish and stayed until almost 7pm. There was so much to see, the afternoon really flew by! Here are some of my favorite shots:
Lots of cheers for these guys. 
Rita Jeptoo breaking records, less than two miles from her 3rd Boston win.
Shalane Flanagan flying by.
So proud that American Meb Keflezighi won this year. What a year to win!
My vantage point for most of the day.
My runner buddies! 
I didn't catch as many of my runner friends as I wanted to; it turns out trying to spot 26 people in a crowd of 36,000 is not so easy and the tracking app crashing halfway through did not help. Still managed to spot a few and a couple even spotted me!

We had a few celeb sightings too-
Uta Pippig, 3 time Boston Marathon winner; elite runner Ryan Hall; and Boston's own Joey McIntyre!
Sooo many characters...
Finishing no matter what.
Such a memorable day, I'm so glad I was able to join in with the rest of my city to celebrate this 118 year old tradition! One of the many things that makes this place so damn special.
Did you watch the marathon this year?? I'd love to hear where you were and what you thought!

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