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Big Sur Marathon in Pictures


Monday, May 13, 2013

I really wanted to upload every single picture that DH took. Believe it or not, this is a subset. I really had trouble choosing. I tried to include a mix of the various views of the coast line and also some where you could see the road and just how close we were. This was the scenery from mile 5 until mile 22. Simply beautiful.











If you look hard, you can see the road above and along the beach in the middle of the following picture.



Here is the famous Bixby Bridge, at the half way point in the race. Hurricane Point is just before this. At the top of Hurricane Point was a grand piano, being played by a fellow in a tux. The piano was piped into loud speakers so you could hear the music at least a mile away. No pictures of the piano, since we took these the day before the race.





Can you see the house perched on the cliff?



Here is a closer view.



I heard someone say that more often than not, the owner's view was shrouded in fog. We were very, very lucky on race day to have almost no fog.





Again, if you look hard you can see the road in the middle of the following picture. We were so close to the edge!







Yes, I was there.

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SHIRAZSOLLY 5/20/2013 2:16AM

    Lovely photos! Hwy 101 is awesome. Don't blame you for going a day early to take pictures!
And look at that arm muscle on you as you're coming into the finish line! That's a great view, too!

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VISUALLYRICS 5/20/2013 12:24AM

    Just saw your blog...:::I love CA!! ...::esp Carmel! Some of my fav photos are from this coast line. It must have been wonderful to run along the Pacific coast!

Great finish, Catherine! You are looking so STRONG! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 5/19/2013 9:50AM

    I spent a lot of time in Monterey and Carmel so I can appreciate the sheer beauty of it all. Running it would be breathtaking, to say the least! BUT, that doesn't take away from the last photo of that Marathoner coming to the finish! Totally awesome!
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SEABREEZE65 5/19/2013 6:44AM

    I missed this when you posted it last week. I'm glad you mentioned it in the chat thread. The photos look beautiful. I have only been to this area once, but it was amazing.

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HLTHYRNRMOM 5/18/2013 6:13PM

    awesome! looks amazing!

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LAURIE5658 5/18/2013 9:54AM

    Absolutely amazing!!!!! That has to rank up there as THE most scenic marathon for you! THANK YOU for posting these wonderful pictures!

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KERRIELYNN719 5/18/2013 9:29AM

    Spectacular views! So lucky to have ran it!

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ONMYMEDS 5/18/2013 9:09AM

    That is stunning!! Thanks for sharing.

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BOILHAM 5/18/2013 8:00AM

    Just found this blog this morning. Wow! Beautiful views. That's the way to run a marathon.

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/14/2013 2:39PM

    Wow - it will be hard to top that one! What gorgeous views!!

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KRISZTA11 5/14/2013 2:02PM

    emoticon for sharing these beautiful pictures!

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PAMDAQTPI 5/14/2013 11:41AM

    That was so beautiful! I'm definitely going to add that to places I want to visit some day. Thanks for sharing!

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FITFOODIE806 5/14/2013 8:23AM

    Wow! Adding that to my list of races I want to do someday.
Congrats!

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PMRUNNER 5/14/2013 7:53AM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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JUNEPA 5/14/2013 12:14AM

    Awesome scenery
And there you are, going strong!!

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ROXYZMOM 5/13/2013 11:40PM

    Thank you so much for sharing those pictures. So beautiful!
Was that your favorite race to date?
Congratulations!

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TRILLIUM22 5/13/2013 10:36PM

    What a beautiful race. You looked good .

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SLENDERELLA61 5/13/2013 8:41PM

    Such a beautiful, beautiful place to have a marathon! Congrats on another big accomplishment. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Such sights and being right in it is a tremendous side benefit of running.

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OWL_20 5/13/2013 8:25PM

    Such beautiful pictures, what a fabulous place to run! That last photo is great, you're looking good!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/13/2013 8:09PM

    Looking so strong at the end!

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NATPLUMMER 5/13/2013 7:34PM

    So beautiful!!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/13/2013 7:19PM

    Awesome pictures...Thanks for the tour

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