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The Boston Marathon -- Lots of Pics

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  1. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    So today was marathon Monday and being Ilive very Close to the course last night I took a Little spin on my Bike over to the Start Line In Hopkinton, MA



    TV trucks all lined up



    these were on all the poles along the route , they work on so many levels .



    Now that is a Registration tent! ( not to mention the lines of Porta Potties ) and there were 3 of those tents.



    Fast worward to day , A frined who lives just off the 14 Mile mark washaving a Marathon party , so over we went.

    The wheels Chairs Were first

    3+4 th in the Mens Division



    I really like how this one came out of the womens Winner




    The Elite Women #7 in Blue ( behind #11 ) would Win



    The elite Men #1 would win again!



    Lance Armstrong



    I started to wander up the course and here is a Water station



    all I can say is WOW!!!



    the 1/2 way point ( 13.1 miles )



    it is really hard to comprehend the sheer Number of people running



    Walking up to Wellsley College



    then there is Wellsley College , the noise level of screecing young College girls was deafing !!! it literally hurt your ears! But it was amusing !!







     

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  2. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    How was the weather for the race? Looks as though it was rather nice...
     
  3. Konabumm

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    great pictures thanks for sharing
     
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    SPINTECK Turbo Monkey

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    Looks like a fun time.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    running is stupid. unless you're running from something. Like a bear. I'd watch marathons if there were bears.
     
  6. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Good stuff, Splat! Some real nice pics in there.

    It boggles my mind that someone can run 26.2 miles in two hours, seven minutes. HOW?
     
  7. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    I used to live in Boston and loved the Marathon parties. There is something magical about sitting on your butt drinking and eating all kinds of crap all day while thousands of people burn trillions of calories right in front of you.
     
  8. John P.

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    Gotta love a marathon. I've been to Boston a couple of times and Chicago once last year, and it's an emotional experience to see so many people push themselves to the limit like that. When you throw in all the cheering spectators who spend their whole day encouraging total strangers, it's almost enough to restore your faith in the human race.

    Thanks for sharing the pics!

    --JP
     
  9. laura

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    Awesome. Thanks for posting. I'd love to run a marathon that big one day.
     
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    Wow!!! Great pics Splat!
     
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  12. stoney

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    DUDE! The guy on the left in the white visor is my Dad!
     
  13. splat

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    Him ?

     
  14. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I always hated Marathon day, because it screwed up my routing. If I had to get north of 135, then I either had to go out to 495, or in to 128.

    Nice pics. I should take the day off and go see one one of these years.
     
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    Yes. Totally! Can I get a high res from you?
     
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    wow, talk about a coincidence.
     
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    Coincidence, I think not.
     
  18. stoney

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    must spread rep...
     
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    Just remember people that do not ride bikes say the samething about cycling on TV
     
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  21. ire

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    Nice photos! I hate running, so I can't say I wish I was there :) I like the woman with the sign "I'm looking for a man who will go the distance"
     
  22. I Are Baboon

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    My uncle who is 57 ran it yesterday. He finished in 4:23. :thumb:
     
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    nice pics splat
     
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    :stupid:
    I can barely ride my bike that far in that time even if it's downhill with the wind behind me.
     
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    2hrs 50min 58sec.....
     
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    i run to stay fit and would like to work up to a 1/2 marathon.... but do you see any runners smiling in those pics? :think:
     
  27. ire

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    Wow, he's really out of shape :crazy: I love that his worst fitness is better than 99.9% of the population's best fitness
     
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    My Dad, 54 years old, decided he wanted to do this race a year ago and started training. It's his 5th marathon, his second fastest, 3:42:36. He said his feet started hurting from the downhill sections around 1/2 way, so he had to slow down below his fitness levels to appease his feet. He was on pace to do it in 3:15:xx.
     
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    when is cycling on tv other than the TDF? :confused:
     
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    I've never met someone who ran a marathon for fun.
     
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    The only good thing about that is that it's over in an hour.
     
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  35. Arkayne

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    You sure you have the right marathon errr parade?



    :) It's just a photoshop exercise in good fun, bro.
     
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    well, i dunno about you, but I'd rather be out riding my bike than sitting in front of the idiot box watching someone else ride their bike. :bonk:


    but that's just me.
     
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    Top effort by the old fella there.:thumb: