Monday, May 08, 2006

Marathon Man

As I mentioned, F ran in the Vienna City Marathon this past Sunday. He was part of a team of four from his company, who ran as a relay team. F's stretch was 9 km, and he started about 2 1/2 hours into the marathon. Here he is searching for his teammate and the 'handoff' so that he could start his leg.

F, victorious after his well-paced 9 km.

And here is his nifty medal for participating.

One of F's colleagues and I spent the day running from meeting point to meeting point to cheer on those from the team who were arriving for their handoff, and psyching up the others while they waited. One of the meeting points was along a shaded, woody lane, and there were great big loudspeakers pumping Mozart...a great accompaniment to the runners.

p.s. F has been wanting to run the NYC marathon, and after he was done running, we went to a kiosk to get a snack - guess what was blaring through their speakers? Ol' Blue Eyes and 'New York, New York' - perhaps next November...? Go Floki!


Blogger Kath said...

Can you imagine the crew we would assemble at our casa to cheer him on in the NYC marathon?

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Florian said...

Hey New Yorkers!

Get ready for me. How can I not run having already such upfront support. If I keep training I could even make it this year.

Cheers, Florian

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anastasia Beaverhausen said...

So sexy in his lycra shirt!

10:56 PM  

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