There’s something about a marathon that brings out the best in people. Today was the 10th Halifax Bluenose Marathon, and I went to watch and cheer. Memories of the Boston Marathon bombing are all too fresh. There were moments of silence at the start of this one to remember and respect those involved.
Conditions were perfect. The sun was bright with a good bit of breeze to cool people down. Halifax was looking good.
The runners looked happy in their own worlds of perseverance.
We cheered them on by calling their names…come on Sara!
Plugged in to their music carried them along
More and more flooded past
Bill was feeling the heat. But he kept going until the finish.
This police officer danced his way round the runners to keep the traffic flowing.
Despite the pain, there was much shared happiness.
Darlene knew she was just approaching the Citadel, and then on to the finish.
Some spectators would have given their furry ears to join in.
One by one, they crossed the finish line.
Most managing to smile
Some hobbled, hanging on to the first-aiders
Others somehow managed to stay on their feet to get over that line.
You did it!
It took sheer bravery for Marlene to get to that finish line.
They did it. The Paramedics escorted them home.
Well done, Well done!
I love this wonderful city. Congratulations, you are all winners.