Monday, 6 August 2012

Passing under the Eye and the Needle at London 2012 Marathon

(The London Eye to the left of the lamppost - Cleopatra's Needle piercing through the trees)
16 minutes into the London 2012  Olympic Games -Women's marathon
For those of us unable to get any tickets for the London 2012 Olympics there are a few ' free events'.

One such event I witnessed in order to get a flavour of the games and the positive atmosphere in London was the Women's marathon.

Even in a torrential downpour the spectators cheered on these ladies doing the business of running 26  odd miles.

Drink Stations at Cleopatra's needle on Embankment
 for Women's Marathon London 2012

Well it would not be a British summer without rain!

The loneliness of the long distance runner ?
A  London 2012 marathon competitor
 running through the deluge
 on London's embankment cheered on by spectators

A steward accepts the shelter of a spectator's umbrella
during a downpour before the start of the women's marathon London 2012
The runners are coming

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