The weather was much better this year so despite only having my old Nikon D90 while I await my decision on my next full frame camera, I decided to once again go and take some pictures. The D90 did its best to handle the very harsh day lighting mixed with shadows, but I couldn’t help but notice my old D600 could have handled the situation much better. Of course, with so much blue skies, I’d probably have to remove oil spots from the picture too so I’m not complaining too much. I didn’t have much time to set up before the leaders started coming down Post Oak Blvd. near the 14th mile marker:
I was fortunate enough to catch Bazu Worku (the eventual winner) running behind the pacemakers (or rabbits as they’re known in the marathon biz). These guys are very fast and even though they had ran for 14 miles, were still going full stride and faster than most mere mortals.
Soon the female leaders (and male runners with pacers and such) arrived. Here I could look up Stewart Harwell, Makda Haji, Meskerem Assefa, Gelete Burka, Abebech Bekele (eventual winner), Degefa Biruktait, and others being cheered on by the Texas Lovin Cloggers.
After that, I tried to isolate individual runners but gave up and just tried to get interesting pictures. I wasn’t paid to be there after all so I didn’t just want quantity.
I took many more pictures so if you’re curious, tell me your name/tag # and I can see whether I have a picture of you- especially early half.