Photo of the Week: Boston 2007

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Congratulations to these two Running Blog Family 111th Boston Marathon champs, the incomparable Running Chick With the Orange Hat, and her trusty companion, the unstoppable amazing hip.

(jeff, and Dianna, mile 7-ish; photo courtesy RenΓ©e Dekona.)


According to a story in the April 17 edition of The New York Times,

This was the most dismal day to run the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton east to Boston since the 1970 marathon, which was rain-soaked and colder the entire way. Temperatures Monday hovered in the high 40s, and even as the rain mostly stopped an hour into the race, the headwinds gusted as high as 36 miles an hour, adding resistance that turned many legs to lead.

(Those of us on watching from the sidelines concur with that description!)

Many congratulations, Dianna and jeff!

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

  1. Jon (was) in Michigan on April 19th at 6:40 pm

    1. I am totally stealing this photo for my desktop.

    2. The guy behind Jeff looks like he’s saying “What the heck is she so happy about?”

    3. She’s happy because she’s gonna PR the damn Boston Marathon, you old poop.

    4. Dianna rocks.

    5. Jeff rocks (look at the look a serene confidence in that guy).

    6. Um…running chicks are hot? πŸ™‚

  2. Mark Iocchelli on April 19th at 11:59 pm

    I just can’t get enough of this photo. πŸ˜€

  3. Jack on April 20th at 3:24 am

    These guys make it look much too easy, they should do another lap πŸ˜‰

  4. Soozan on April 20th at 4:21 am

    This photo is awesome! Those two are awesome. Congrats again.

  5. Jeanne on April 20th at 12:22 pm

    My heroes!

  6. Dawn - Pink Chick on April 20th at 12:53 pm

    Great photo. I had to save it as well. They both look so happy and they say runners don’t smile!

  7. Melisa (Irish Blue) on April 21st at 4:44 pm

    That’s an awesome pic of an awesome Chick!!

  8. thodarumm on April 22nd at 2:29 pm

    Totally cool. Wow, they rock!

  9. Joe Ely on April 24th at 8:36 am

    It was an awesome run for both Di and jeff. Great photo, Jeanne!!