Went out on a last Sunday and shot the California International Marathon (CIM). This is the first time I actually managed to make it even though I’ve thought about the last few years. I don’t think I captured anything overly special. I find taking pictures of folks running and managing to capture the true emotions is more challenging than other sports.
I’m not sure how I missed the lead men runners but here is the winner and 5th place finisher for the women. 7 minutes separated them at the finish but they were running together at the 11 mile mark. Rebecca Wade (16) won the race with a time of 02:30:38. The other runners that I’m able to identify are: Rob Nachtwey (in blue 5918) with a time of 02:35:32; Trevor Feeney (Black left 2720) with a time of 02:32:47.
There are pace setters for most of the 5 minute intervals. Around the pace setters are a larger group of runners. Here Rick Santos is setting the pace. His finish time was 03:54:47. My guess is that his arm was probably just as tired as his legs after holding up that sign for 26.2 miles.
I move to the finish line for a bit and caught this fun image of Tina Hsieh. Rather impressive to still have enough energy after 26 miles to smile bright and show the inner hulk. Her finish time was 04:53:12.