Monday, April 16, 2012

Paris Marathon 2012


Running for 42 kilometers (26 miles) is hard, but when you do it in the streets of Paris it's probably easier (not that I would know, when I run it's on a treadmill at the gym LOL!). I suppose that's the reason why each year, about 40 000 people run the Paris Marathon. Some take it very seriously (like  Stanley Biwott from Kenya who won today's race in a little more than 2 hours!) and some with humor,  like this one that I photographed in front of Le Louvre!

14 comments:

  1. I love a good laugh! This is a much more memorable photo than a run of the mill runner!

    I thought the finish line was at Concorde, because I saw tents and lights from the Champs Élysées. I knew I missed the race, so why bother to go down there.? Turned out to be a Sarkosy rally. I missed everything today!

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  2. But yet, PHX, you're missing it while in Paris, so you're missing nothing!

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  3. Tu me fais rire, Eric! You were at the right spot at the right time to catch this one. And PHX (or I should say, CDG)—Jeff makes an excellent point, ma chère!

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  4. THAT is my kind of running! Not that I think I could ever do a marathon, but if you're going to do it, have fun with it. It is on my list to attempt a 5K this year; we'll see how that goes!

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  5. Cute photo.

    I believe a healthy diet and moderate amounts of exercise are the way to go. I don't do that; I was just saying "I believe". :)

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  6. You are all so funny today. All I can think of to say is "ditto," "ditto," etc.

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  7. Paris must be the absolute right place to run a marathon. I could never do it though, I think I would die :-D lol. But it would be a good excuse to go to Paris.

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  8. @Lois "I believe a healthy diet [...]
    I was just saying "I believe". :)

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!

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  9. I think he is waving his wand at you Eric!

    Reminds me of a supporter of our local football team who sat in front of me once. He used to attend all the matches dressed like this guy - except in yellow, not pink. The nickname of our team is 'The Canaries'. Not surprisingly he was known as the 'Canary Fairy'.

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  10. WOW 26 miles...until I messed up my knee I thought I was doing good to walk 3 miles a day let alone running 26 miles! I'd say the fairy was out to make a statement...non? LOL

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  11. I always enjoy your Paris Marathon photos, Eric. So well done, every year. Thx for getting up early on a Sunday!

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  12. Pretty in Pink. Hysterical!!

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  13. thank you so much. fosbor good Archive

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