This year...the half. Just over 13 miles. If one can run nearly 8 miles, does 13 sound like that much more? Umm...Yes...I think it's much harder than any of us non-runners can imagine! A marathon runner must get up early for breakfast and a little coffee.
Hubby and I went to Fargo to join Jake as her marathon 'support crew'. (Line decided she didn't want to go.)
There were about 17,500 runners...add to that their support people...Well, the Fargo Dome was full of people. So, surprise, when we ran into a few of the runners that were there from Aberdeen.
Last year's weather? Cold. Here are just some of the thousands of runners lined up in the starting area.
This year's weather? Warmer...but raining.
Runners didn't report to the start line until they absolutely had to!
By the time Opening Ceremony was finished...
for the Americans,
for the Canadians,
and in Norwegian,
...it was pouring.
I put my camara away for fear it would get wet.
While Emily was running, the 3 of us drove downtown to cheer for her.
We caught up to her just before she reached Mile 10.
Then quickly, back to the Dome to watch the finishers...Here she is...
She's the one coming under the finish banner...on the right...
Notice her time? Under 2 hours...
She did sooo well...
Next...the support crew must locate their runner down on the floor of the Dome.
And, there's a lot of runners there...without their cell phones...
Greetings. My name is Natalie. Scott and I have been married for 35 years and we have two beautiful daughters. They have both finished college and moved away to follow their dreams. We have two faithful kitties, Callie & Lucy. I just finished my 37th year teaching Family & Consumer Science at our Public High School. I have been creating things since I was a little girl. I hope you have time to stop into my Etsy shops to see how I spend my leisure time. Thank you for your visit. Be sure to say Hello. I love to read your comments.