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Marathon Highlights – Sunday May 3 Pittsburgh PA

At the twenty mile mark in Highland ParkStephen Njoroge

Stephen Njoroge, a native of Kenya  runner-up in 2013, won the men’s race in 2:15:19.
Clara SantucciFemale winner -Clara Santucci, 28, finished in 2 hours, 34 minutes, 6 seconds here she is approaching the twenty mile mark

The handchairs are inspiring to watch.




Frozen Motion

Weekly Challenge by Jen Hooks is MOTION

As I scour a portion of my archives, I see lots of frozen motion.

Today’s post is the four grandchildren in various motion shots

maura running

Maura running


frozen motion

Michael jumping into the pool for a heat



Jack kicking in a puddle at the Columbus Zoo


annaAnna caught midair off the diving board

and below in a more recent dive


When a Dog Smiles at the Camera

You have to take a picture. I asked the owner’s permission.  She looked as if she had just been on a run or about to go on one with some friends.

His name is Oliver!

Oliver is a Heinz 57 mutt and he was smiling for the camera!

He’s six months old and has that puppy energy and enthusiasm.  What a happy guy.

I’d just come out of the end of the year faculty meeting/gathering at the Hofbrauhaus on the edge of  South Side Works near the riverfront trail.

So thanks Oliver (and your owner also- sorry I didn’t get your name)

I know Murphy smiles for the camera, too.

What a great personality!  

Amazing Blind Marathon Runner and His Guide

Googled to see if I could get information about the blind marathon runner and his guide.   I was photographing Laura’s friends @Mile 20, saw the shark run by, anything distinctive, colorful or interesting, runners getting the crowd going. How about this to make you wonder, what is your excuse for not being out there running?   Cpt. Ivan Castro and his guide Lt. Col. Fred Dummar up from Fort Bragg, NC received hearty cheers as they rounded Bryant Street corner. Nice article in Post-Gazette about the two Iraq war veterans.

What a dynamic duo running the Pittsburgh Marathon, Sunday May 2nd.

Pittsburgh Marathon Shark Sighting @ Mile 20

You don’t expect to see JAWS running in a marathon.  More Pittsburgh Marathon photos in FB album click on underlined link

Must have been hot inside! Rounding corner at Highland Ave & Bryant Street- Highland Park,


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