Posted by Dawn - Pink Chick
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Back in Sept 2006 I featured an excellent photo of the huge crowd running the Paris Marathon. The 42.2km route takes you from Champs Elysees Ave to Voche Ave and some where in there right past the Eiffel Tower.
Interestingly enough the first Paris Marathon was held in July 1896 with 191 runners. This week’s featured photo was taken during the April 2007 Marathon where the crowd of runners was more likely about 35,000. Paris in the spring, perhaps that should be on my “to run” list.
Thanks go to Jill Peat Hall for this great photo. Check out her other interesting photos on her Flickr site.
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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.