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Marathon Motivational Signs?

March 25, 2012

We always applaud the runners in marathons, but as a runner, sometimes I think we need to stop and think about all the spectators bring to the event. There always seems to be a kid ready to high-five when your spirits are down. And of course there is always that person that yells you are almost there at mile 24 when most of us feel like we can’t go another .2 miles much less 2.2. There was a guy at the RNR San Diego that would make his way around the course with a megaphone proclaiming Jesus’ love for the runners. Now I know I am Jewish and all, but around mile 24 (yea at that point when that person was so graciously telling me I was almost there) I was pretty much ready to convert right there and then to get to the finish line.

There there are always the people with the signs of motivation. Sometimes they are for a parent or a friend and then some are just there to help all the runners with their brief words of encouragement.

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

Eric Rutin 10/17/1967

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4 thoughts on “Marathon Motivational Signs?

  1. very entertaining, thanks for the laugh!

  2. David Haas on said:

    Hi,
    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could email me?
    David

  3. Darrell Johnson on said:

    Just before the Wellesley College “tunnel of screams” in the Boston Marathon, Nike put up a banner that read “BRACE YOUR EARS!”

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