At most races there is a professional photographer at the end taking pictures of each runner as they cross the finish, then they email you the picture and try to get you to buy it for a ridiculous price.
Here's one such photograph. This is my good friend Maggie Close looking so tough finishing the Denver Marathon a few years ago.
See me in the back with the bullhorn? That's dedication. Marathon running is one kind of dedication, marathon cheering is another kind of dedication (well I didn't run the whole race behind her like that. Just drove to a few stops along the route and cheered. This finish line was my only actual running that day). And guess what? My new school also has a bullhorn.
I called information (120) and found out that the busses start running around 5:20am and the subways start at 5:30am. I was out at the busstop at 5:20 and caught the 17 to Miegum and got on the subway toward Gangnam where I met the gang: Katie and her husband Adam, Ricki and Asa (Asa was running the race today too).
|Katie makes it look so easy to take a bike up an escalator.|
|And Asa looks so fancy with the basket cruiser|
|Here we are crammed on the subway with 3 bikes|
|Katie's got her game face on|
|The start was at Seoul City Hall|
|It seems that in Korea you wear the race shirt on race day (the blue shirts are the race shirts)|
|Asa and Katie ready to ROCK it!|
|Group warm up|
|I got a sweet potato latte. Delicious.|
|Look closely-there were at least 4 people with their race shirts on |
at Dunkin-this was just after the race started. That means that at least 4 people
ditched the race and went to Dunkin Donuts instead!
|Adam cheering on the runners|
|Katie and Asa got a reportedly very painful post race massage|
|Look at this recovery meal!|
|Are you kidding me Katie?! She just ran 13.1 miles |
and she's taking the stairs rather than the escalator.