26.2 Pictures From the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon

Yesterday was my second marathon in 8 days, and the completion of my Marathon Maniac Quest. The Marine Corp Marathon was one of the most organized and fun runs I have ever done, next to runDisney races. Being the second of two marathons I knew I wasn’t going to be running it hard, and good thing I wasn’t running it hard because I had some major issues this weekend. Not running it hard gave me the opportunity to slow down for some pictures here and there.

So here are 26.2 pictures from the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon.

1. Packet Pick-Up

Marine Corps Marathon

E-Cards and Expos

2. The Journey To The Start

Marine Corps Marathon

Who woulda thought the Metro would be packed?

3. It Starts Here

The Marine Corps Marathon

And the sun isn’t even up yet.

4. Oh, Say Can You See?

Marine Corps Marathon

That’s one way to get the flag to the start.

5. The Start Line

Marine Corps Marathon

Let’s get this run started.

6. Chafe Now, Beer Later

Marine Corps Marathon

The first of many signs.

7. Mile One

Marine Corps Marathon

One down, 25.2 more to go.

8. Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough

Marine Corps Marathon

Long live the King of Pop

9. Hills

Marine Corps Marathon

That hill was steeper than it looked.

10. Runnin or Walken

Marine Corps Marathon

I got a fever.

11. For The Fallen

Marine Corps Marathon

Running in memory of the KIA. I saw way too many of these.

12. The Godfather of Running

Marine Corps Marathon

I saw Bart twice. This was right before the oranges.

13. Costumes

Marine Corps Marathon

Even spectators dress in costume for this race.

14. State of the Run

Marine Corps Marathon

The President supports you.

15. Monumental Run

Marine Corps Marathon

It’s a good size.

16. The Princess Bride

Marine Corps Marathon

As you wish.

17. Capitol

Marine Corps Marathon

Running from Congress.

18. Beat the Bridge

Marine Corps Marathon

Welcome to Virginia.

19. Capital Bike Share

I'm about to "share" one of these bikes to the finish line.

I’m about to “share” one of these bikes to the finish line.

20. Uber Patriot

Marine Corps Marathon

‘Merica!

21. Pentagon

Marine Corps Marathon

You can actually get pretty close to this place.

22. Nature Call Box

Marine Corps Marathon

The TURDIS.

23. Marine Up

Marine Corps Marathon

The only way to get up that last hill.

24. Finally

Marine Corps Marathon

The Finish Line!

25. OORAH

Marine Corps Marathon

This Marine gave me my medal, slauted, and congratulated me. 26.2 is nothing compared to his job.

26. Raising the Flag

Marine Corps Marathon

This statue is huge.

26.2. Because of the Brits we end a marathon with 2/10 of a mile, so here is 2/10 of a picture.

Marine Corps Marathon

Can you guess what it is?

So there are the pictures. Stay tuned for the next episode of The MidPack Podcast for the race report. Subscribe in iTunes so you don’t miss it.

 

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