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That time at the Chicago Marathon photo essay

Chicago Marathon

Starting off with a good pace

I once again and broke down and purchased my set of racing photos from the Chicago Marathon taken by Marathon Foto. I usually don’t buy into these schemes from professional photography companies to separate you from you dollar, but when I was emailed the set, I had to have them.

I also bought a set when I did the cross-country ski marathon in Hayward, Wisconsin. I was appalled the find that each picture in the skiing set featured a large embarrassing snotscicle. I was afraid after running 26.2 miles I might be caught with something worse.

Fortunately, this did not happen. The photos do a good job of progressing through the race. I have some pictures where I look like I am actually competing as I ran a respectable 2:00 13 mile split. Then I have many painful pictures and ones of me walking when I hit the proverbial wall and hobbled in the last ten miles. I finished with a time of 4:54.

Chicago Marathon

Not nearly as strong as these dudes – Photo purchased from Marathon Foto

Chicago Marathon

That time at the Marathon where I knew it was going to be tough, but still felt confident

Chicago Marathon

That time at the Chicago Marathon where I resembled the ridiculously photogenic runner

Chicago Marathon photo essay

That time at the Chicago Marathon where I was reeling in the competition

Chicago Marathon photo essay

That time at the Chicago Marathon where the miles began to wear

Chicago Marathon photo essay

That time at the Chicago Marathon where you are about to see a grown man cry

Chicago Marathon photo essay

That time at the Chicago Marathon where Mr. T’s prediction of P-A-I-N was coming true

Chicago Marathon photo essay

A closer view of the pain

Chicago Marathon photo essay

That time at the Chicago Marathon where I was determined to finish run, walk, or crawl

Chicago Marathon photo essay

That time at the Chicago Marathon when it was time to move again

running Chicago Marathon

That time at the Chicago Marathon when it was time to screw this

Chicago Marathon photo essay

That time at the Chicago Marathon when it was time to finish

Chicago Marathon photo essay

That time at the Chicago Marathon when relieved runners passed the finish line

Chicago Marathon photo essay

That time at the Chicago Marathon when it was over

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10 Responses to That time at the Chicago Marathon photo essay

  1. Jeff October 29, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    Congrats man! You did it. It doesn’t matter how long, what matters is the finishing line and you did it. Kudos.
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    • Ted Nelson November 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

      Thanks Jeff,

      I am definitely pleased now that it is over to have just finished it. Next year I will work on a faster time.

  2. Jason's Travels October 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Nice work, Ted! Next time, maybe, you’ll realize the easiest path to the donuts is by car. No point in running 26.2 miles for ’em! 😛
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    • Ted Nelson November 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

      I will pass on the donuts and go for the beer 🙂

  3. Raul (@ilivetotravel) October 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    So did you have your own personal paparazzo?? Hey, run or walk – you finished! (I am tired just looking at you being tired…)
    Raul (@ilivetotravel) recently posted..Going Under in Istanbul

    • Ted Nelson November 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

      Everybody does at the Chicago Marathon. They have an army of Marathon Foto photographers throughout the course.

  4. Leigh October 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Love the captions with all your photos. I can totally see the pain on your face and I think my thoughts would be much along the same line as this – screw it. I’m done – but then you’re not. I think they were worth the money.
    Leigh recently posted..Hiking the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park – Part II

    • Ted Nelson November 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

      I hate ponying up the money for stuff like this as I would rather use my funds for travel, but unless you have a bunch of friends watching the race, it is impossible to get photos of yourself.

  5. ciki November 3, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    That time at the Chicago Marathon when you did so well! Well done Ted! I should have signed up if not to just see ya and run the race with ya:D
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  6. Benjamin@asap November 4, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    Hi,

    Didnt you feel amazing after finishing the race even after almost giving it up? Amazing man. Congrats you did it!

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