One of my favorite events in Boston was the Boston Marathon. We lived right on the marathon route and each year we would throw a party and enjoy the race and festivities. Today was the first year in six years I wasn’t able to watch the fun in Boston. However, yesterday I watched the London marathon. I don’t live on the route, but we headed into town and camped out on a rooftop bar.
The crowds were fun to watch.
You can see Big Ben through the trees.
We could also see the River Thames.
For those who haven’t watched a marathon from beginning to end, you may not know that there are certain stages. First to come by are the wheelchair competitors. Now I am amazed by all of the participants in a marathon. Yet I think I am most impressed by the wheelchair racers. To overcome such an obstacle is absolutely amazing.
Next to come through are the elite female runners.
Right on their heels are the elite male runners.
Then the runners start to bunch up…they are still competing to make good times to qualify for next year.
And then you have the people who even though they are running a marathon still like to have fun. I admire their spirit!
These photos were taken near the finish line where the runners meet up with friends and family.