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2002 BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON PICS I

 

 
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Here I am with Sam at the starting area. It was not as dark as this picture would have you believe but what do you expect from a disposable camera?
Sam, me, and Steve waiting to get started. People were actually whining about the free coffee running out. Please, you're about to run a marathon and your belly-aching about being a little sleepy? Just shut up and quietly mope like the rest of us!!!
Here I am in the middle of the start crowd. You can put your own bubble cloud above the women in the background. I think she wanted to kill me but I don't know what for. Oh, and I believe Steve is doing his "Little Bunny Foo Foo" routine. Very irritating. I sucker punched him right after the picture was taken.
Here is a similar pic. Notice the absence of the guy who was scooping up the field mice and bopping 'em on the head.
This is the luckiest picture I ever took (until six pics down). In this one, I held up the camera above my head and pushed the button. This is who was behind me. These are the people who would step on my neck if I hesitated or fell when the starting pistol fired.
I met a friend of mine on the run and convinced him to run ahead and get a shot of me running. I realize that I didn't offer the same for him. Oops, sorry. My boony cover got wet with sweat and started falling, giving me that sexy "Gilligan" look. So I ended up flipping it up and then I looked REAL cool. Lastly, to the guy in the back waving, "Man, DO I KNOW YOU?!? PUT YOUR @%^#$% ARM DOWN!"  Geez, some people.
I like to call this "Elbow in the Mist." I kept rewinding the camera after each shot and then accidentally clicking it when I put it back in my hip pack. I did it three times but I guess the developers at Cosco felt that one shot was enough..
The moment hit me and I had to get a picture of this scene. One of those "you had to be there" shots, I guess. Notice the cows wondering why this flood of people were running by, as much as cows can wonder, that is. Two more things about this pic: 1: I think that's my boony cover getting in the way (yes, master photographer at work) and 2: it's never a good sign when women and fat guys are passing you by like it's cool.
This scene was so beautiful I thought I would get a motion blurred photo to remember it by. Like sunsets, you never can capture the beauty with a disposable camera.
Sweet downhill at about mile 9. Just around the curve to the right is a cove and then you start uphill, culminating at Hurricane Point which is visible at the toe of the land mass in the back.
The luckiest shot ever! I don't know why I took this but I just held out the camera at arm's length and pushed the button. Steve, an amateur photographer, liked this shot so much, he wanted a copy. Something about the angle, lighting, and glean off the glasses. Personally, I think the sexy outfit got to him. (kidding, sorry Steve.)
This was the true top of Hurricane Point. Notice that I'm sporting the serious Gilligan look which I'm convinced impressed the dog crap out of the hot little number running by in the pic. She motivated me for at least an entire 20 feet until she crested the horizon as I stumbled down the hill. But I know she is still thinking about that sexy stud who had that "Bob Denver" thing going.
This is the picture I bought from the company that had a photographer laying in wait along the course. They took pics of runners as then went by and they sold the pics online for exorbitant prices. Actually, it wasn't too bad and this pic was taken before I started looking like I ran a marathon! We won't talk about the other pics but I think they could make more money by taking the blackmail route.

2002 BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON PICS I
2002 BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON PICS II
2002 BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON PICS III


How it all started...

2000 Wild Wild West Trail Marathon
2001 Wild Wild West Trail Marathon
2002 Big Sur International Marathon
2002 Wild Wild West Trail Marathon
2002 Bishop 50-mile Ultra-Marathon

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