Life in the fast lane – Olympic men’s marathon

Some more Olympics photos… just before the Paralympics start.

I went to the Men’s Marathon on the last day of the Olympics. Standing by St Paul’s the crowd were amazing. We cheered on every runner no matter how far behind they were. It was very humbling to see men from some of the world’s smallest and poorest countries running through the streets of our city. So we cheered on the Andorran athlete, the East Timor runner, the athlete from Lesotho as well as the great Kenyans and of course the Brits.

And of course, we all took lots of photos. It was the last day of the Olympics – we needed something to remember it by – and not just the souvenir tat that we had bought.

The crowd turns to look at a man wearing a hat made of Olympic souvenirs
The crowd reacts to a man in a hat made of Olympic souvenirs

 

People in the crowd taking photos of the runners while a baby looks straight into camera
Taking photos

 

Men looking at maps
Waiting for the race to come round again

 

A truck load of photographers in front of the runners
A truck load of photographers in front of the runners

 

A truck full of photographers ahead of the Marathon, some looking bored
Photographers getting bored now as the race passes St Paul’s for the third time

 

Kenyan runner, Mutai, at the men's Olympic marathon at London 2012
Here come the Kenyans!
Two competitors in the men's marathon at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Getting tired now

Man with a baby asleep in a sling takes a photograph of St Paul's Cathedral

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