Sunday, May 02, 2010

"I ran my fastest marathon in the rain:" Marathon pictures from 2009

(Bill Rodgers, four time winner of Boston, NYC marathons, member of 1976 Olympic team, winner of the 1977 Fukuoka Marathon.)

Well, we've had two rainy marathons here in Pittsburgh. I was going to post after last year's marathon here are some great pictures from last year. I think I have more, but when I changed computers, my pictures got mixed up, so if I find more, I'll post them.

The group in front of Tazza D'Oro, where Jim Ferlo hosted a breakfast. There was a great band.

The Post-Gazette on Monday.
The Tribune-Review on Monday.
The empty street. Posted by Picasa

Moments I remember from last year:

  • being there as the first runners came down Highland.
  • being there as the first woman runner came through.
  • getting to know folks that were good friends of my neighbors.
  • Jeffrey Dorsey, getting to the stage at the Tazza D'Oro area, and dancing when he got there, then going back to run.

He sent this great email to the list-serv:

Thanks for your support yesterday! I ran the marathon and it was a HUGE boost to see families & supporters on Higland Ave, pass T'azzadoro, then pass the Bryant Street Fest, and then the Union Project. Lots of people. Lots of music. (I even stopped to dance the Conga for a second. :)

Thanks to you all for your organizing efforts to support us. Lots of extra good energy, smiles, and encouragement that helped me, and I'm sure a lot of others, continue on to the finish.

Thanks Highland Park!



I contacted Jeffrey after he posted that email and told him I was thinking of posting about the, a year it is. He said it took about 5 seconds off his finish time.

You may recognize Jeffrey if you hang out at the Union Project...he's the Programming Manager and Interim Executive Director.

Next up...this year's marathon

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