Just for fun, here are six photos from the race.
I was lucky enough to have several soldiers take photos of me. Some even took brief movies of me with their digital cameras! I don't know how to post movies here: probably a good thing.
Can you tell I'm a Pre fan? One of the other runners, whose name was Sergeant Sargent
reminiscent of Major Major in Catch-22has been calling me Pre for the last couple days. It's nice that the youngsters know who he is.
My outfit made me recognizable from a great distance, so my colleagues Sgt. Camargo and Lt. Prewitt, who zig-zagged around the base for an hour and a half taking photos and short movies of me, were easily able to locate me.
Before the race, ready to do battle:
Below is Sgt. Fortuna, the local organizer. This photo gives you an idea of the monstrous hills we had to climb throughout the course. If you look closely, you can actually see me coming up the hill, almost halfway up the right edge of the photo
look for the tiny smudge of yellow.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Here I am coming up the same hill on the first of four loops, the wind blowing out my clothes and making me look about 50 pounds heavier than I am:<br /><br /> <br /><br />I stopped to drink at every water stop; there were four on the loop, so roughly every mile and a half:<br /><br /> <br /><br />Leaving the water stop:<br /><br /> <br /><br />Finally, here I am early in loop 2. Midway through loop 2, I was 11th out of 41 runners. The rest of the way, I passed two runners and one runner passed me. So I ran alone most of the race:<br /><br /> <br /><br />Dark Horse<br /><br />--
I'm a dark horse, running on a dark race course
Wow! Nice shirt, soldier! !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!
Oh, yes, and OK now we believe you about those hilllllllls....
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That's one serious hill (times four).
You're not giving away any military secrets with those photos, are you?
These photos make your marathon all the more impressive. Way to go, Tim!
GReat race photos DH. At lest you weren't having to elbow your way through like some of our other Boston folk.
As to Pre......My 25 year old daughter is trying her best to name her soon to be new puppy that. She is getting some opposition from her significant other....He is not a runner.
So at least some of the young folk know who he is.
Originally posted by Dark Horse:
Below is Sgt. Fortuna, the local organizer.
Hey!!!!! That's my club-mate!!! Go Strider!!!!!!!!
What hill? I don't see any hill! !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!
What in the world are you wearing around your waist? A webbed belt? Was that to hold your pants up?
Great photos! I hope you take another when you get your medals. Congratulations again, that was an amazing achievement.