Marathumbs

Marathonfoto.com is the organization that stations photogs at points along the course to grab pix of every participant as they pass by. That’s a lotta lotta shutter clicks. So far, according to its website, identification of only 39% of all the images taken has been completed, which means there might be some more of me later (such as me trotting the last 10 yards to the finish line), but in the meantime, here’s a collage of the captures they got of me in somewhat chronological order from before the start (without hat) to just after the 26 mile mark (clickable to slightly enlarge):

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While my faves are the second one and the last one, I particularly like that I was captured pointing and shooting my cam in the seventh one as well.

And by the way… that ain’t no peace sign I’m flashing in some of the snaps above, that’s a two as in dual as in duathlete, which is what I was on this day hell yeah.

UPDATED (03.08): Looks like there were plenty more snaps where those first nine came from. Twenty-four to be exact. Here’s a new composite of thumbs (embiggenable if clicked):

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."