Posted by Dawn - Pink Chick
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” I thought it was important to provide balanced coverage of the marathon—to capture images not only of elite runners and celebrities but also the disabled and non-elites (the everyday men and women) who for me are truly the heroes and true winners of the marathon.—Farinhiet451
This week’s photo comes from Farinhiet451’s Flicker set – NYC Places, Events, and People. It was taken during the 2006 NYC Marathon. Picking a favorite from this set wasn’t easy so be sure and check out his other photos of everyday runners.
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For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep.
Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003.
Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon.
Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.