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2009-06-01

daily photo theme day: marathon feet

With 18,736 pairs of feet running the 42.195 kilometres long marathon run in Stockholm on 30 May, it was again a record number of participants. The ladies winner, Isabellah Andersson from Sweden, completed the run in 2.33.52 while the male winner, Paul Kipkemei Kogo from Kenya, did the distance in 2.15.35.

Västerbron (map) 30 May 2009

The City Daily Photo theme for June is Feet
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17 comments:

tapirgal said...

Wonderful! Both feet off the ground, too!

Vogon Poet said...

Flying feet!

Bernt Seipl said...

Good choice for the theme, Peter. Great timing with the runners calendar.

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! And such a great choice for theme day.

Steffe said...

Ha, pretty good timing here both when it comes to the photo and theme day.

Jilly said...

Great shot. I too had tried marathon shots but nothing as good as yours. Well done.

cieldequimper said...

Looks like an effortless marathon, wonderful shot!

Babooshka said...

Excellent action image of non grounded feet.

Rambling Round said...

Great photo of fast-moving feet!

Leif Hagen said...

Hejsan feet! Stockholm feet meet Sweden feet! Running, jumping, marathon feet! Sneeker feet greet foreign feet in the heat on the street! What a fun, FEET treat! EAGAN daily photo feet greet from my Minnesota street!

Hilda said...

Great capture with both feet off the ground!

I caught some runners too, but their bodies seem to have disappeared.

Halcyon said...

Great choice for the theme day!

Lena Johansson said...

Tro det eller inte, jag sprang där för 17 år sedan. Sen blev jag mamma för andra gången och har inte gjort om prestationen. Jag minns att jag hade feber i mål och magen mådde inte så bra. Jag blir lika glad varje år jag ser loppet.
Riktiga löparben du fångade!

Peter Fristedt said...

Thank you all! It's easy to do a 'foot shot' when the good people of Stockholm organises a marathon just the day before theme day.

I would like to point out that the Kenyans did it twofold this time. Isabellah Andersson was born in Kenya and became a Swedish citizen only this year. I had the fortune to spend four years in Kenya in the seventies. An amazing country. And amazingly good runners.

@Jilly: It was with fear for my own life I got that close :o) A millisecond after that shot they were passing me.

@cieldequimper: Here effortless yes. But this is the downside of the Västerbron bridge. They have just climbed some 25 meters.

@Babooshka: I like that: "non grounded feet".

@Leif Hagen: :o)

Lena Johansson: Det var en härlig marathondag i år! Jag blev ordentligt solbränd :o)

White Oleander said...

Very original! Happy theme day!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

hard, intense, endurance feet. my feet are tired just looking at the photo

Keropok Man said...

Great shot!

Did you participate? Or only as a photographer? :-)

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