Ahhhh Los Angeles Marathon Sunday! The one day of the year where my family and I are trapped in our neighborhood. All the streets around us are closed and I could not be happier to be trapped. You see we live on mile marker twenty two of the twenty six point two mile race that runs through our great city. The race starts early in Downtown Los Angeles and ends at the Santa Monica Pier.
Every year we wake up early to catch the handicapped folks roll through our neighborhood followed by the elite runners, and finally the thousands of participants forming the main field of runners.
It is my favorite day of the year. It is amazing to see the spirit of both runners and volunteers come together for this great event! The vibe is so positive and amazing! I am always most amazed by the the handicapped participants. I actually had a photo of a handicapped athlete published in 2012. I took this photo and told my (then) five year old son that if you put your mind to it, anything is possible.
I ventured out, grabbed a cup of coffee at Peet's and waited. As soon as the participants started rolling and running by I was busy! The following are some of the images from the event! Thanks to my wife for keeping Jack and Julianna out of my hair while I focused on shooting. And a special thanks to Kaj Goldberg and KTLA News for featuring my images last night on the 9 and 10PM broadcast!!!
My favorite cheerleader!
I love all the creativity!! There were so many runners with great costumes!!!