Finding a nice easy groove early on. ...and if you're wondering what high-end fancy shirt I'm running in, it's an $8.99 Target special.
Did someone say this field was a little stacked? Here's Scott Jurek and Serge Arbona cruising around in the morning. Jenny (Scott's crew) is in the Brooks Jacket while Lizzy looks on in a pink hoodie, which I can only assume is another $8.99 Target special. We're big fans.
Jeff kept me perfectly in time with split updates on every lap. You can see the Tent City view of the Cleveland skyline here.
Speaking of Tent City, here's Lizzy posing in front of the last section if it. Quite a cool place to run through during the day/night. Someone's crew was always there to give you a smile or clap as you passed through.
Still smiling early on, must be when I realized the sun was coming out and we might not get drenched like everyone was predicting.
It wasn't all work for her though...she got to frolic with me along the lake for a couple seconds here. She's not much interested in running, but as far as frolicking goes, she's world class.
Jeff and Lizzy perfect the art of the self-shot w/ Cleveland in the background. Please note neither of them are from Boston, but they both wore their Red Sox caps all day - Talk about full support for this Boston boy!
It was too early to hallucinate, but I still think this lady is actually a ghost that walked straight out of the lake and stood in that random spot as the sun went down.
Sharing a moment w/ Women's 3rd place finisher, Team USA member, and expert curler, Deb Horn
My love for running at night really helped me reel in the leaders as I kept flying when the hours got small.
As the sun came back up I put the glasses back on and did my best to not be embarrassed by wearing tights in public.
Hey look, even though I've just realized there are two guys right on my heels for 2nd and 3rd place, I'm still smiling!
...and yes, the smile can't be wiped off my face at the Award Ceremony as RD Dan Horvath announces my 139.28 miles and 3rd place finish!