Monday, October 4, 2010

For the Sport of It -- From the Spectator's View

October 3, 2010 - Metrodome - 7:30 AM as the sun is just coming up.
We had a long busy Sunday.  We were up early to pick up the family runner in St Paul and get her to the Dome by 7:30 AM and the starting line for the TC Marathon.
We spent the rest of the day chasing the participants to various locations to cheer them on and glimpse our daughter zooming by.
 And they are off!  Cheering them on at Hennipen Avenue - first mile out of the 'gate'.
 I missed Sarah by a block - lots of runners in this photo, but not Sarah.

 Nine miles into the race- Minnehaha Parkway and 35 W - under the bridge.


Running feet.

At 22.5 miles of running -- Summit Avenue in St Paul:

 Lots of runners, and many spectators!  Even a band to pulse the runners on!  Great fun.

Again, no Sarah photos.  Bill and I are posing as spectators.  When Sarah arrived we cheered and clapped but did not stop her for photos.  Check it out at the finish line.
The band was great!
Next stop - on to the Finish Line.
 We had a great view of the runners at the finish.

We met our winner at the end of the race.  Great accomplishment, Sarah.  We are so proud of you.

Sarah after the race.  Great job.


Liz said...

awesome!! what an accomplishment!!! cute new banner too!

Tami said...

I love the update too. I thought I left a comment last nite. Love the pics. That's SO awesome she completed the marathon.

Meme said...

Why to go Sarah!!!!!

I am so proud of you and I am not even your Mom.

Anyone who can finish is a winner in my book! GREAT JOB!