The racecourse runs pretty much right past my apartment so for the past three years I've gone down to Bedford and S. 5th to watch.
At first the street looks pretty empty.
You'll see a lot of that "red overpass": it's the Williamsburg Bridge.
The first signs of the oncoming deluge are the wheelchair "runners"
Some of these competitors do things that are simply astonishing
The signal that the gazelles are about to fly by, and I do mean FLY is the arrival of the time truck
and then here they are:
and they're gone faster than you can refocus and snap a picture! The man second from the right in the white jersey with USA emblazoned in red is this year's winner!
It's always a thrill to see these guys whirl by, but the real fun comes later...MUCH later, after the elite runners, after the seriously competitive runners (like our own Stephany Evans!) after all the people who are there for more than just fun, here come the people in the costumes and the messages:
and this was of course my favorite!
Congratulations to Danette Somers, my "person to watch for" this year! She arrived in Williamsburg still vertical and still moving forward! And she's running for TEAM FOX a cause I'm very happy to support along with her. Go Danette!
I didn't get a picture of her, she was moving too fast for the camera to focus but we managed a quick hug, and she was back on track!