Sunday, November 22, 2009

Rt. 66 Marathon Sunday

Our new home we are living in was on the Rt. 66 Marathon route today. The race started at 7:30am and we set out our lawn chairs and cheered on about 7,000 runners. Our street was mile 5, so we didn't have to wait too long before runners began streaming by.

The first runner came by at 28 minutes into the race- he was ahead by a good 3-5 minutes. Our next door neighbor said he is probably a professional marathon runner. He was escorted by a vintage police car with an official time clock mounted to the top.

We were impressed by these 2 fathers running with jogging strollers, we figured they must've been doing the marathon relay (running about 6 miles) least I sure hope they weren't running all 26 miles like that!

We saw 10 people we knew from church running~ I didn't catch a picture of any of them, but we managed to say hi to all of them. It helped that they saw our large cheering sign hanging from our tree.

The neighbors came over and cheered from our front yard.

We eventually went back in as the stream of people got sparse, but I went out later to collect our lawn chairs and finish sweeping the driveway so I caught a glimpse of the very last "runners" - one in a wheel chair and her 2 friends keeping pace with her!

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