The London Marathon 2013

The London marathon is always a fun day out.  The streets are packed and the atmosphere is good.  People line the streets to cheer on strangers and London does itself proud.

Covering 26 miles from Blackheath to North Greenwich, Tower Hill, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, Embankment and finishing on the mall.  The whole route is lined with supporters cheering on loved ones as well as anyone else.

So todays post is simple.  Walking from Canary Wharf to the Strand capturing the race in all it’s glory.  Hope you like the pics.

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A runner in a wedding dress takes a few minutes pause

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Orange and green in canary wharf with a solitary runner

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A blind runner with sighted partner making it around the wharf

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Yorkshire fans cheering on their county men

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Half way round the course

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The spray stations provided relief from the hot weather

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The race with the Monument in the background

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Looking down a runner dressed as a nun receives refreshment

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A camera crew sets up in the middle of Tower Bridge

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On the embankment by Blackfriars bridge the crowds were out in force