Stockholm marathon was held last Saturday (31 May) in good conditions for both runners and spectators. The track was a circle (of sorts) through the city and the runners did 2 laps to complete the run. I had a bit of time to cheer the runners on and to do a bit of photography. I stayed at the 12 / 36 km mark and caught the tail end – and the front end.
One of the last runners. At a leisurely walking pace, perhaps contemplating what went wrong with the training strategy. Perhaps the decision to run was based on memories of youth and how fit he was? Or was it a bet? Middle age crisis? This split-second story is a riddle with many possible outcomes.
Ailsa’s travel theme this week is cities – and the yearly recurring marathons are certainly slice of urban life:
At the Ottawa Marathon, one week ago, a runner stop to take a selfie with the crowd and just went back to running, so selfie, SMS are probably part of the race now
I’m sure this is so but I found it hilarious that one of the runners would actually attend to a message. On the other hand, he hardly jeopardized a winning position
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Always a great idea to walk, coming first does not matter 🙂
I agree – as did many of the runners
This is absolutely hilarious!!! 🙂 🙂
Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the images. It’s fun to watch a marathon; apart from the dead serious runners it’s pretty relaxed.