|1.||a foot race over a course measuring 26 mi. 385 yd. (42 km 195 m).|
|2.||any long-distance race.|
|3.||any contest, event, or the like, of great, or greater than normal, length or duration or requiring exceptional endurance: a dance marathon; a sales marathon.|
London Marathon day yesterday and I got prime placement on Tower Bridge to catch the action. I took my sketchbook but the heavens opened and sent forth mighty blobs of water. Plus I took my camera and I'm still learning this photography lark, lenses and all that...anyway, PICTURES!!
A supporter in Waterloo station. You aren't allowed to take pictures in Waterloo station. I was told off.
After the front runners from the mens and womens races went through, the other elite racers started to filter across and this is how pretty much every one of them reacted. They'd run under the bridge entrance and break into smiles. 20km down, 22 left to go...just keep smiling