Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday morning marathon

this morning was the annual marathon from nice to cannes.  i slept through the first round of finishers, but went for a couple hours to cheer on the rest.
i have to be honest, i don't think a marathon is anything i could ever do, which makes me appreciate even more the amount of determination and mental strength it takes.  excellent idea to have names on the shirt numbers.  i enjoyed hollering "allez jean paul allez!" with the crowd, but even more fun was finding runners wearing english paraphernalia.  their huge smiles when they'd hear "go wayne go!" or "way to go toronto!" (blue jays hat) was totally worth making a spectacle of myself.
 not sure who this man is, but fans were screaming for autographs when he finished.

only in cannes would you arrive on a red carpet ;)

i also loved watching the family members join in for the last stretch.  they are so proud.  and this woman who ran the last of it without shoes! you just have to see it.

well done!


  1. wow, i don't think i could run a full marathon either. i am running my first half marathon in february so wish me luck!

  2. The "Groupe Atlantis" shot looks like it'd be an ad. I really like how it captures the guy's enthusiasm.


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