Hi all 🙂
London was ON FIRE this weekend!! The vibes were absolutely incredible!!
So here it is… The London Marathon from the spectators’ point of view! I was cheering with the awesome people of @Spinal Research of course, for #TeamSpinal, where about 132 people run for raising money and helping us to fight paralysis! Thank you all 🙂
On my way to the Spinal Research cheering point at mile 13… Despite the cold – it was about 44F (7C) at 9am – there were so many people already in an amazing mood gathering along the route!
Mile 13 cheering point! Many many thanks to Daniele who was the person behind organising this cheering point!
Hand clappers, balloons, whistles, Spinal Research t-shirts, great people and buckets of positive vibes is apparently the recipe for having a blast and giving all the runners the necessary uplifting cheers 😉 !!
And then it stars!!!
I am always getting goosebumps seeing all the people with wheelchairs or blind runners passing by! The sheer determination and effort is visible on their faces!
And then of course the elite men athletes… speechless! You see them go by you so fast that it is hard to believe they have already run 13 miles!! The look on their faces was just focused! Like they can see the finish line and they just go for it!!
And then the real party starts 😀 A never ending amount of people starts flowing but you can’t possibly get bored! You just want to take it all in and cheer for everyone! Yell out as many names as you have time to read!! And see runners smiling and waving!
As for winners, even though ALL THE RUNNERS are winners where I am concerned, Kenyan, Kipchoge achieved a 2:03:05 – new course record – which left him 8 seconds shy of breaking the world record…
And for the women, Sumgong, got an amazing 2:22:58 despite all the trouble she faced during the race… She fell and hit her head on the tarmac and also a spectator tried to attack her (!?!?) during the race…
She still came out victorious! Respect!!
Finally let’s not forget that Tale of Two Runs’ favourite @Tina Muir who broke her own 2:40 and run an amazing 2:37:35!!! Congratulations Tina, you were amazing!! We spotted her at mile 13 and she looked absolutely focused and strong and had a huge smile one her face! 😀
Well, who said that there is only a “runner’s high”?? I was on a “spectator’s cheering high” all day long yesterday 😀 😀
Congrats to everyone who run!! So proud of you all!!! Hopefully next year I will be the one who people cheer for … 😉