This Sunday is the 34th
annual Honolulu Marathon. At
5:00 in the morning, folks will be starting the 26.2 mile trek through
the streets of Honolulu to Hawaii Kai and back.
Here for an autograph session
include some of the greats of marathoning. Included are Kenya’s and
four time Olympic medalist Kip Keino, 1972 Olympic gold medalist Frank
Shorter, and three-time New York Marathon winner Alberto Salazar.
Not that I’m in their league, but over 20 years ago, I too was up
early and running my first, and only marathon. I took about six and and
a half hours to finish, but I finished. Recently, my mother was going
through some old pictures and found the contact print provided by the
photo service hired by the marathon folks to document all the runners.
It was taken just before the finish line at Kapiolani Park
and reflects some of the pain I was feeling. You can click on the image
for a larger version but I’m not sure why you would want to do that 🙂