Go, Speed Racers, Go!

21 Apr

Living right on the marathon route has its disadvantages.

Knowing that Comm Ave would be closed at 9 a.m. today meant I had to leave New York — where I was for Passover — by 6 a.m.

Thankfully, at that hour, there’s not much traffic, so I got home around 8:30.

And the good news is that it was totally worth it, of course.

Watching at B.C., at the bottom of Heartbreak Hill, was a lot of fun, what with all the loud and rowdy college kids all around. It was fun to see the wheelchair racers come zipping down the street, but when the masses of runners started to turn the corner and come down the hill, ahem, en masse, it was like a wildebeest stampede (I kept picturing the scene in The Lion King).

The area is totally wide open, so there are plenty of good places to stand and watch — and take pictures.

When I felt like going inside for lunch, I could still watch all the action through the window.

And best of all, I knew two people running, and amazingly, I was able to pick both of them out of the herd (only one of them heard me screaming her name, though).

The only bad thing? Because it’s Passover, I couldn’t get any fried dough or ice cream or any other food. Oh well.

Anyway, it’s the marathon; you know what it’s all about. If you want to see more pictures I took today, just click here. One warning, though: they’re mostly pictures of random runners, but I did try to also capture some of the “flavor” of the day.

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