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Mar. 19th, 2006 | 06:51 pm



Los Angeles Marathon XXI, March 19, 2006. Photos by Devon DeLapp

I think I got a few good ones. There's the neat clock car that the leaders follow. Then there's the goofy media truck (if you look at the sequence, I think the guy in yellow is pointing at my sign).

There were hunks and cuties, and of course the awkwardly posed.

What I like the most about the marathon are the crowds. They leave their homes to line the streets and cheer on these complete strangers. Instead of getting pissed about the crap traffic situation, everyone I saw seemed to be having a good time. The ID sheet each runner wore also had their name (or a nick name). The spectators would call out to them ("Hey, Diane!", "Lookin' good, Steve!"), and the runners would smile and wave back.

Also, there was this lady:



Most of the runners had passed hours ago. A few stragglers still walked the course, bringing up the rear. This woman trotted along by with these tiny baby steps. She must have been in her sixties, and looked to be in pain. But gosh darnit, she was out there doing it. It may be dark when she crosses that finish line, but she'll be there.

Even from the sideline, the marathon was great fun, especially with our new seats. Maybe next year I'll actually be out there running it.

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Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield

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date: Mar. 20th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
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hey devon, do you mind if i send the photo of the timer car along to a car blog to republish? it's a honda fit, and they don't go on sale for another month or so, so it's interesting to see pre-sale publicity stuff like this. i suppose they think that after a marathon you want to curl up inside a subcompact honda. womb-ish, i suppose.

other than that, great pics. i especially liked Mr. Awkwardly Posed. he's special.

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date: Mar. 20th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
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Totally, go for it. Could you use the full-res version?

Thanks!

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Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield

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yeah, that would be great! what's the URL?

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zedsaid

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date: Mar. 20th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Knees permitting.

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Exactly.

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Los Angeles Marathon XXI, March 19, 2006. Photos by Devon DeLapp

I think I got a few good ones. There's the neat clock car that the leaders follow. Then there's the goofy media truck (if you look at the sequence, I think the guy in yellow is pointing at my sign).

There were hunks and cuties, and of course the awkwardly posed.

What I like the most about the marathon are the crowds. They leave their homes to line the streets and cheer on these complete strangers. Instead of getting pissed about the crap traffic situation, everyone I saw seemed to be having a good time. The ID sheet each runner wore also had their name (or a nick name). The spectators would call out to them ("Hey, Diane!", "Lookin' good, Steve!"), and the runners would smile and wave back.

Also, there was this lady:



Most of the runners had passed hours ago. A few stragglers still walked the course, bringing up the rear. This woman trotted along by with these tiny baby steps. She must have been in her sixties, and looked to be in pain. But gosh darnit, she was out there doing it. It may be dark when she crosses that finish line, but she'll be there.

Even from the sideline, the marathon was great fun, especially with our new seats. Maybe next year I'll actually be out there running it.

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Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield

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from: felixcontour
date: Mar. 20th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
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hey devon, do you mind if i send the photo of the timer car along to a car blog to republish? it's a honda fit, and they don't go on sale for another month or so, so it's interesting to see pre-sale publicity stuff like this. i suppose they think that after a marathon you want to curl up inside a subcompact honda. womb-ish, i suppose.

other than that, great pics. i especially liked Mr. Awkwardly Posed. he's special.

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Devon DeLapp

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from: ddelapp
date: Mar. 20th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
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Totally, go for it. Could you use the full-res version?

Thanks!

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Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield

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from: felixcontour
date: Mar. 20th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
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yeah, that would be great! what's the URL?

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zedsaid

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from: zedsaid
date: Mar. 20th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Knees permitting.

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Devon DeLapp

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from: ddelapp
date: Mar. 20th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Exactly.

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