I happened to be over in London at the same weekend as this year’s London marathon. After so many years of watching it on TV, as I was there anyway, I decided to go along and photograph it using both my camera & my iPhone 4s.
The Marathon is one of the worlds biggest charity fundraising events, with tens of thousands of entrants every year in addition to the elite runners who compete. The 2013 marathon also saw the debut of competitors with disabilities and also partially sighted competitors after the success of the 2012 Paralympics in the city. As always in the Marathon though, the wheelchair races continued. With home favourite David Weir aiming for his 7th marathon title in London after his Paralympic Gold rush. Double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah also attracted attention this year, by competing in half of the race in preparation to run the full distance in 2014.
The London marathon is a great occasion for both spectators and participants involved, though everyone could reflect on the terrible events in the Boston Marathon less than a week before. There was a silence before the marathon & competitors wore black ribbons in respect of the victims of Boston. Crowds still lined the streets in hundreds and thousands, creating a great atmosphere as runners made their way from Blackheath to the Mall.
Below are some of the photos from my iPhone taken at the marathon. This post will be followed by another with Dslr images from the event.