Marine Corps Marathon Pictures

Silver Anniversary--25th annual running
pictures by Keith Stanley
(copyright 2000)

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In the beginning They keep coming
(orange arch start line in background)
   On this morning, Sunday, October 22, 2000, I went to see the beginning of the 25th running of the Marine Corps Marathon.  This was my first time to do so.  It was a marvelous scene.  There was a lot of energy and good nature in the crowd of spectators . . . with something like 20,000 runners in the race, many had friends & family running.  On Metro, on the way over to Arlington for the 8:30am start, there were runners among us, readying themselves for the feat to be performed, heightening the sense of anticipation.  Many of us got off at the Arlington Memorial Cemetery stop.  These pictures were all taken within a few hundred yards of the station (pretty amazing!) from the vicinity of a bridge over Jefferson Davis Highway.  The runners would pass this point 3 times in the course of the race, at the start, coming back from the opposite direction (mile 6), and near the end (mile 25.5 or so).  Alas, I didn't wait until the end, though I now wish I had, so that my pictures might have told a more complete story . . . oh well, maybe next year.  For a 'superb,' higher resolution download of any of these pictures for your personal enjoyment, just click on the image.


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Running (duh) Running
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Running at mile 6 Watching from the bridge
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The bridge Feelin' good at the start

    For pictures of the 2002 running of the Marine Corps Marathon, 
click here.

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